Teach a Man to Fish

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Directed by Grant Leigh Saunders
2017
Australia
80 minutes
All Ages
As a fair-skinned Aboriginal man living away from his country, middle-aged Grant struggles with his identity. So, he decides to quit everything and go fishing with his father.

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:

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Teach a Man to Fish

Event Cinemas George St 9
Sun 10 June
4:45pm—6:05pm
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Year
2017
Classification
All Ages
Country
Australia
Language
In English
Director
Grant Leigh Saunders
Producer
Tom Zubrycki
Screenwriter
Grant Saunders
Cinematographer
James Falconer-Marshall
Company Credits
Production Company: JOTZ Productions
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