The Resource Sadness, (online streaming)

Sadness, (online streaming)

Label
Sadness
Title
Sadness
Contributor
Filmmaker
Subject
Summary
Award-winning photographer William Yang explores issues of grief, family and identity in this adaptation of his acclaimed stage performance, Sadness. A mesmerising, poetic montage of story telling, photography and stylised reenactment, Sadness brings to life the stories of Yang's family and friends. Sadness has two themes. The first involves a journey which Yang makes to far North Queensland to investigate his uncle's murder. Amid lush tropical landscapes he unravels the mystery of Fang Yuen's death. Along the way, he discovers why his mother had been at such pains to deny his Chinese heritage and assimilate his family into Australian culture. The second theme centres around grieving. Yang tells us stories of friends who have died of AIDS: 'When I reread my diaries from the early nineties, I saw that I had been to more wakes than I had been to parties. I felt compelled to tell these stories of my friends, to unburden myself of the things that I have seen'. These two threads are delicately and skilfully woven to create a documentary that is elegiac and deeply moving, held together by Yang's presence as compassionate witness. Layering his journey across time, place and culture, Yang reveals the profound unity between grief and love which lies close to the core of human experience. A Film Australia National Interest Program. Produced in association with SBS Independent. Copyright - 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Executive Producer: Franco di Chiera, Megan McMurchy Producer: Michael McMahon, Megan McMurchy Director: Tony Ayres Writer: Tony Ayres, based on the original work Sadness by William Yang DOP/Cinematographer: Tristan Milani Principal Cast: William Yang, Craig Shai-Hee, Richard Cotter, Pinau Ghee, Kevin Lau, Zac Quitzan, William Gu, Stephen Lau, Linden Goh, Jim Hillman, Gina Twyble, John Benton
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 1999
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ayres, Tony
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
52
Technique
live action
Label
Sadness, (online streaming)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1126310
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1126310
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)921956794
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Sadness, (online streaming)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1126310
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1126310
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)921956794
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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