My Red Guard
Directed by Lucas Li
Alana, a gifted fifteen-year-old Chinese/Australian songwriter must learn to understand her overbearing mother’s traumatic past in order heal their strained relationship. Alana needs Shelley to record her latest song inside their home studio but creative differences and personality clashes are threatening to derail the whole process.
Lucas Li graduated from the Australian National University in 2005 and has worked in a variety of production roles in Canberra ever since. His true passion however is for writing and directing documentaries. In his career he has tackled a number of subject matters from historical to intensely personal, focusing on stories with strong emotion connection and social relevance.
Writer: Lucas Li
Producer: Taylor Litton-Strain
Program 2: Dark Passage / 94 minsIn DARK PASSAGE, six filmmakers shine a light onto what happens when tragic and unforseeable circumstances test the limits of the human soul. From a reinterpreted Greek tragedy played out on China's waterways in "A Grand Canal," to a woman's final wish to her own rapist and would-be murderer in "What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger," these films explore six very different interpretations of Invictus (Latin, for "unconquered" - from a poem by William Ernest Henley): Out of the night that covers me...I thank whatever gods may be, for my unconquerable soul."