Teach a Man to Fish
Despite a promising artistic career, filmmaker Grant is unsettled and feels there is something missing in his life. As a fair-skinned, middle-aged, Aboriginal man, with a Norwegian wife and two young ‘Koori-Wegian’ kids, Grant is still struggling to reconcile his different worlds. Concerned that he has been away from his home country of Taree, on NSW’s mid-north coast, for over twenty years, Grant latches onto the opportunity to quit everything to go fishing with his father. And as Grant asks more questions of his father, we learn that there is infinitely more to this father and son trip than learning how to catch fish.
Grant Leigh Saunders is from Biripi country. He studied at AFTRS and produced programs for ABC TV’s Indigenous Unit. He is now completing a PhD at UTS.
Festival guests: Grant Leigh Saunders and Tom Zubrycki
This film is nominated for the Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Australian Documentary: