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Rachel Perkins on telling stories about the past

By Sista Girl Productions, 2009 2:35 minutes

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Rachel Perkins has a collaborative approach to filmmaking and enjoys developing ideas with other people. For her, the most important part of making a film is communicating ideas effectively, and when informing audiences about Indigenous Australian history it is particularly important to engage people on an emotional level. Perkins is interested in telling stories about the past in order to understand the present. She was initially drawn to One Night the Moon because of the music, while she also found the tragic story of a lost child dying due to racism compelling. The music was an effective way of dramatising the clash of cultures that formed the basis of the story.

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