1998, Total Running Time 81 Minutes
Shifting Sands showcases six short films from Australian Indigenous filmmakers, continuing in the tradition of the first series, From Sand to Celluloid.
Grace Grace now lives a comfortable life in a nice house with her family. It is a far cry from the dramas of mission life which she fled years ago. However, she must return for the funeral of her sister where she is confronted by the family she never met, a past she had forgotten and the spirit of her country.
Writer/Director: Wesley Enoch Duration: 15 mins
My Bed Your Bed In an isolated desert community, a man and a woman are promised under the traditional laws of marriage. The time has come for them to move in together. Things don't turn out as smoothly as they might.
Writer/Director: Erica Glynn Duration: 16 mins
Passing Through A young family, on their way to visit relatives, pass through an old gold mining town. For Margie, the town triggers memories of her childhood and she is drawn to two old Koori men who knew her family.
Writer/Director: Mark Olive Duration: 13 mins
Promise An old woman, overseeing her grand-daughter making some damper, is asked how she came to be betrothed or "promised" at a young age.
Writer/Director: Mitch Torres Duration: 10 mins
Tears A teenage couple are leaving the mission on their way to new lives. As they walk to the bus stop, they discuss their reasons for leaving.
Writer/Director: Ivan Sen Duration: 16 mins
My Colour, Your Kind A young girl, incarcerated in a dormitory, escapes to her rightful place in the world. During the journey, she recollects her life and the treatment she has endured.
Writer/Director: Danielle Maclean Duration: 11 mins
From the Australian Film Institute, Australian Film Commission, NSW Film & Television Office, Film Queensland, SBS, ScreenWest and Film Victoria.
Directors: Wesley Enoch, Erica Glynn, Danielle Maclean, Mark Olive, Ivan Sen, Mitch Torres: Mark Olive
Running Time: 81 Minutes
Classification: M. Consumer advice: Low level coarse language.