Ozdox Sydney Film Festival Documentary Drinks

The Annual Ozdox Sydney Film Festival Documentary Drinks are on again.

And you are invited.

Each year, to celebrate the documentaries screening in the Sydney Film Festival, Ozdox draws together the Sydney documentary community and its friends to attend the festival and to have a drink together.

As always, at these drinks, you’ll meet a great cross section of filmmakers. This year we will be celebrating with the SFF Foxtel Documentary Prize nominees from around the country and talking with special Festival guest, the renowned Indian director Anand Patwardhan, whose social documentaries on topics such as corruption, slum dwellers, citizen activism and communalism have delved beneath the surface of Indian society, winning International prizes overseas while embroiling him in prolonged court cases as the Indian government has tried to censor him at home.

Anand’s first film to screen at the Sydney Film Festival in 1995 was ‘Father Son and the Holy War’ about the patriarchal roots of violence. The film to screen at this year’s festival is ‘Jai Bhim Comrade’ (2011 – 14 years in the making) based on the killing of 10 Dalits (India’s oppressed untouchable community) in Mumbai in 1997.

Following the drinks, all who wish to can morph into an audience for one of a special series of hub expert talks:  Anand Patwardhan in conversation with Doco Maker Tom Zubrycki.  The event is sponsored by Ozdox and the Australian Directors Guild.

So please come along, bring your friends – see your friends, and let’s have a party! No RSVPs required. Open to all.

Date: Friday June 8, 2012
Time: 5pm to 6pm
Place: Sydney Film Festival Hub @ Lower Town Hall – 483 George Street (enter on Druitt Street)
Price: FREE