Act of Translation

International students from diverse backgrounds and life circumstances tentatively start to attend free workshops (mostly due to a great supply of alternating pizza and dumplings), put on by City of Melbourne in an attempt to address social isolation. Over the weeks, theatre director Catherine Simmonds creates a dynamic and intimate space for them to trust and share their experiences. Slowly students begin to understand the power of storytelling, gaining the skills and the courage to go public with their experiences in Melbourne, culminating in a profoundly moving series of performances. The personal stories in 'Act of Translation' are powerful, set within our crazy beautiful city of Melbourne. A feast of compelling theatre moments give voice to students' personal stories. It turns out the students realise this journey is about their own self discovery too, five years of therapy in just eight weeks! It is dynamic, funny and poignant, and goes a long way to debunk stereotypes. As Arnold Zable says in the film "This should be seen far and wide!'

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Running Time
27 minutes
Irene Metter
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Act of Translation» (18)

Jordan Jones avatar
Jordan Jones

This is one of the better movies I have seen. Watch it you will not be disappointed.

Thomas Richards avatar
Thomas Richards

AWESOME movie Definetly worth the watch.

Laura avatar

Enjoyable throughout! Would watch again!

Sandra Morales avatar
Sandra Morales

Wow, amazing camera work, acting, directing, writing, and an overall great film.

James Greene avatar
James Greene

This movie has no right to be as good as it was! I have forced every person i know to watch this movie to shed as might light on it as it deserves.

Alice avatar

The movie was more profound and enjoyable than I anticipated.

Rebecca R. avatar
Rebecca R.

A masterpiece of Documentary and possibly one of the greatest sequels ever made!

Tiffany J. avatar
Tiffany J.

Five stars. It is what it is. Not gonna win any oscars, but much more fun than most oscar winners. Suspend your disbelief, sit back, and enjoy. And try not to take life too seriously.

Madison T. avatar
Madison T.

It's a blast! Magnificent! I generally adored this movie! It is awesome.

Kimberly Burton avatar
Kimberly Burton

Very interesting concept! This was a great movie!

Gary F. avatar
Gary F.

This is quite simply the best movies ever made. I'm sure director Irene Metter planned it that way.