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SBS partners with Antenna Documentary Film Festival

10 international documentaries from Sydney festival have been added to SBS on Demand.

Antenna Documentary Film Festival and SBS On Demand have joined forces to celebrate the festival’s 10th anniversary with a selection of 10 titles now available at SBS on Demand.

Leading up to the 10th edition of the festival in February 2022, this collection was curated by Festival Artistic Director David Rokach as a retrospective, to celebrate the films and filmmakers that helped establish Antenna as Australia’s premier platform for showcasing non-fiction cinema.

“It is impossible for ten films to encompass everything that Antenna has embraced and championed over the past decade,” said Rokach. “I’ve selected a collection of films that demonstrates the different possibilities of what documentary cinema can be and included films that I believe will surprise audiences.”

“Some of these films are well known but others have only been seen at festivals. We are thrilled and thankful to SBS On Demand for acquiring these titles specially for this collaboration and making them widely accessible in Australia.”

Highlights include:

Minding the Gap (2018), Bing Liu’s Academy Award®-nominated coming-of-age saga following three young men over twelve years as they bond to escape volatile family life in their Rust Belt hometown.

Let the Fire Burn (2013), a gripping found-footage documentary that unfurls with the tension of a great thriller, centring on the tragic 1985 confrontation between Philadelphia police and Black liberation group MOVE.

The Gospel of Eureka (2018), a humorous and crowd-pleasing documentary about the small town of Eureka Springs, known for both its evangelical passion play and gospel drag shows, attracting fundamentalist Christian and queer audiences alike.

Into Eternity (2011), the winner of Best Documentary at Antenna’s inaugural festival. A provocative and haunting non-fiction elegy, exploring the scientific and philosophical questions long-term nuclear waste storage poses.

The 10th Antenna Documentary Film Festival will take place 2-13 February 2022 in cinemas across Sydney.

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