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Call Me Mum

Directed by Margot Nash
Australia, 2006


Kate is on a plane taking Warren, her 18 year old Torres Strait Islander foster son, to meet Flo, his birth mother, who is gravely ill in hospital in Brisbane. Flo hasn’t seen Warren since she took him to the hospital on Thursday Island when he was a toddler and the white authorities took him away.

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Call Me Mum Directed by Margot Nash

Critics reviews

Nash is able to postpone the thought in the viewer’s mind that this is, after all, rather stagey material. She transforms each locale – plane, hospital, lounge room – into something subtly unreal, a kind of fantasy projection from out of the characters’ heads. Music and other sound effects very quietly – in an almost ghostly fashion – underscore allusions and emotions hidden in the text.
March 01, 2018
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