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Following Mary and David, a mother and her son, BLACKWOOD is a comedy-drama set in small-town Australia, intertwining spoken word with traditional narrative form to explore the intricacies of family, self-love and empowerment, and more subtly the social politics that exist within Australia. Director Kalu Oji made this short film on the land of the Dja-Dja-Wurrung people and allows the oral culture of the Aborigines to become part of the plot.
- Film School: Victorian College of the Arts
- Duration: 12 Min.
Meet the director
Kalu Oji is a Nigerian-Australian filmmaker who lives in Melbourne, Australia. His work aims at unsettling and decolonizing mainstream spaces, with a strong focus on intersectionality and the African-Australian experience. In 2018 he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Television) from the Victorian College of the Arts, and in 2019 he was awarded the Filmmaker to Watch Award at the 43rd Atlanta Film Festival. He hates writing bios, but loves meeting new people.