Emily Bissland - In the same boat

6:21, 2009, Documentary
In a climate of global fear, two unlikely men prove that normal people can do what governments cannot: to overcome fear and racial prejudice with understanding and friendship. This film documents the story of an Australian Vietnam War Veteran with PTSD and a hatred of foreigners whose life is changed when he meets a young Iraqi refugee in an Australian hospital. The film pushes the boundaries of documentary, storytelling, and combines interview material with symbolic animated imagery.
DirectorEmily Bissland


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