Word Changing Documentary Films

Audience at the screening of Go Back to Where You Came From August 2012. Pictured John Gulzari.

Live Performances by local artists

Walter Kadiki and Medina Sumovic performing the Butterfly Poem in Auslan (Australian Sign Language) at the screening of Deaf Jam in June 2012

Panel Discussions

Sophie Dutertre (ASRC) Samantha Ratnam (Greens Candidate Moreland) post screening discussion at the screening of Go Back to Where You Came From August 2012

Filmmaker Q and A's

Director's Luigi Acquisto and Chris Payne answer question at the premiere screening of Trafficked The Reckoning September 2011.

Bella Union Trades Hall

Screenings on the last Tuesday of the month

About Arts in Action

Arts in Action is a public film screening enterprise presenting world changing documentaries that inspire and empower audiences to take action on global social issues. Arts in Action was founded in March 2011 by Angie Muccillo with a mission to showcase the visionary work of socially active filmmakers and to promote the voices of local artists, performers, art activists and organisations with a message for social change and justice.

Monthly Film Night

Arts in Action currently hosts a “Social Action Film Night” at Bella Union Trades Hall on the last Tuesday of the month. The 2013 program runs from 26th February through to 26th November. Be part of the action! Watch moving and thought provoking films, meet everyday changemakers, learn about local and global action campaigns and discuss films as a community in a public setting with other socially conscious minded people.

Latest Screening

Arts in Action proudly presents a screening of the acclaimed asylum seeker documentary Mary Meets Mohamed, by Heather Kirkpatrick. The film follows the arrival of Tasmania’s first detention centre through the eyes of local Christian woman and knitting club member Mary and Muslim Afghan Hazara asylum seeker Mohammad, who is detained inside the centre, as they connect through the gift of a knitted beanie. The film was a 2013 Walkley Award Finalist and a finalist in Australia’s Outstanding Documentary Talent Award 2013.