Sandgirl

Directed by Mark Michel
2017
Germany, Poland
100 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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An award-winning and beautifully animated journey into the creative world of Veronika Raila. As a child her IQ tested as zero – she now creates as a poet and cross-platform artist.

Veronika Raila has lived with Asperger syndrome and physical disabilities since her childhood, using assisted communication to express her thoughts. In Sandgirl, the young author invites you on a subtle and poetic journey inside the secret, captivating creative world of her heightened imagination, expressed through beautiful sand art work and animation. Weaved throughout the film is Raila’s shared communication with director and fellow screenwriter Mark Michel, illustrating the love, care and trust shared between Raila and her family, and giving the audience a rare glimpse of her inner world and thoughts.

SAT 15 JUN: Screenability Panel at 4.00pm  at Hoyts Entertainment Quarter

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This film is open captioned and has audio description.

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Thu 13 June
6pm
Dendy Newtown
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Sat 15 June
2pm
Hoyts Entertainment Quarter 14
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Year
2017
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
Germany, Poland
Language
In German with English subtitles
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Director
Mark Michel
Producer
Peter Zorn
Screenwriter
Veronika Railer, Mark Michel
Cinematographer
Ines Thomsen
Genre
Documentary, Disability, Arts, Biography, Focus on Women
Company Credits
Production Company: Work Lights Media Production
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