“A short-film exploring identity in the face of crisis, discussing pandemic related racism and presenting a heartfelt counter-narrative from three young Asian Australians with strong ties to their community; Elle Shimada, a Japanese violinist, Ngoc Tran, business owner of Shop Bao Ngoc, and Cr Anthony Tran, Australia’s youngest mayor.
As we struggle to find our footing in an adjusting world, we are also faced with the burden of the rising tide of prejudiced undercurrents that Australian society struggles to reconcile with.”
On the 4th of May 2022 at 7pm, don’t miss the directors Q&A and screening of the powerful short-film, “I Am Not A Virus” directed by Jacqueline Dixon. Film presented by the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival in association with the Directors Circle and Diversity Arts Australia. Book now for the Homegrown Shorts showcase program screening for more short films at ACMI.
This documentary film is one of 68 works from our artist led project “I Am Not A Virus Australia” commissioned by Diversity Arts.
Find tickets below!
Thank you to project supporters and partners:
Australia Council for the Arts, Create NSW, Creative Victoria, City of Sydney, City of Parramatta, Inner West Council, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Being Asian Australian, Asian Australian Alliance and Democracy in Colour.