Hired Assassins - Political Cartooning in Australia
2003, 58 Minutes
From the war in Iraq and the Bali bombing to immigration policy and party leadership, this is a biting look at politics and current affairs through the eyes of five editorial cartoonists. Bill Leak (The Australian), Warren Brown (Daily Telegraph), Geoff Pryor (Canberra Times), David Rowe (Australian Financial Review) and Rod Emmerson (Rockhampton's Morning Bulletin) take us into the world of daily newspapers, revealing the processes behind their work and the struggle to be funny on a deadline. They wield a double-edged sword of humour and seriousness, which may provoke more than just a chuckle in their readers.
Produced by Evershine. Financed by the Film Finance Corporation. Produced in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Classification: PG. Consumer advice: Medium-level coarse language.
Festivals and Awards
|1/7/2005||Amnesty International USA On Campus Film Festival|
|26/10/2004||Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival|
|18/4/2004||Singapore International Film Festival|
|1/11/2003||NSW State ACS (Australian Cinematographers Society) Awards||Winner - Silver Award Documentaries (Peter Coleman)|
|1/8/2003||Melbourne International Film Festival||Screened - Australian Showcase|