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Award winning photographer William Yang explores issues of grief, family and identity in this adaptation of his acclaimed stage performance, 'Sadness'. Through this mesmerising, poetic montage of storytelling, photography and stylised reenactment, William brings to life the stories of his family and friends. SADNESS has two themes; the first involves an exploration of William's Chinese-Australian identity and family history, while the second centres on his experience of loss during the AIDS epidemic.

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Crew

Director
Tony Ayres
Writers
Tony Ayres
Producer
Michael McMahon  Megan McMurchy
Executive Producers
Franco di Chiera  Megan McMurchy
Dir. of Photography:
Tristan Milani ACS

Cast

Cast
William Yang - Craig Shai-Hee - Richard Cotter - Pinau GHee - Kevin Lau - Zac Quitzan - William Gu - Stephane Lau - Linden Goh - JIm Hillman - Gina Twymble - John Benton

Production Details

Production Completion Date
1999
Genre
Art and culture, History and national identity, Social contemporary
Production Company
Film Australia Limited

Selected Awards & Festivals