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The Screen Guide

OUR PARK was meant to be a nice quiet film about the filmmaker's local park, an essay on the notion of the wild and the tame in the inner city suburb of Leichhardt - a portrait of her neighbours, the dog club, Tiny the horse, the teenagers who created the labyrinth in the overgrown weedy patch. And nice and quiet it was - until the neighbourhood became embroiled in a fight between two of the filmmaker's neighbours, Kerry and Kostas, over the use of the community shed. Suddenly the film took an unexpected turn and became a film about the politics of a neighbourhood and the difficulties of grass roots democracy - how people interact, how they solve disputes - or how they don't. It's also about a small community trying to save their own little patch of 'the wild'.

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Crew

Director
Gillian Leahy
Writers
Gillian Leahy
Producer
Sophie Jackson  Gillian Leahy

Cast

Cast
Gillian Leahy

Production Details

Production Completion Date
1998
Genre
Natural history and environment, Social contemporary
Production Company
Black Dog Pictures

Sales

International Sales
Black Dog Pictures  Ronin Films

Selected Awards & Festivals