Get your Party on - You are invited to Rizzy's 18th Birthday Party! 
Carriageworks and CuriousWorks present Rizzy’s 18th Birthday Party, a new work set in 2001 on the streets of South Western Sydney.

Both a live music performance and a multi-channel film screening, Rizzy’s 18th Birthday Party follows Rizwan Kumar as he struggles to meet the daunting expectations of adulthood. Caught between his personal ambition and supporting his family and friends, Rizzy loses sight of his own values. His lies are catching up to him, but at what price? This is a story about the fragility of friendship and the difficulty of forgiveness in the face of betrayal.

Riz is borne from a long-term collaboration between the communities of South Western Sydney and CuriousWorks and features a cast of young Sydneysiders with roots spanning across the globe. The film component of the production is co-written and directed by S. Shakthidharan and Guido Gonzalez and stars Varun Fernando, Firdaws Adelpour, Henry Vo, Jamie Meyer-Williams, Patrick Uy, Sophie Hawkshaw, Anandavalli and Christobel Olguin. Music is composed and performed live by Kurinji, featuring the stunning voice of Aimée Falzon.

8pm 1 – 4 October Carriageworks
Seating is limited. So frock up and book your tickets now.

(Please note this work contains adult themes and frequent strong language, recommended for ages 15+)

Find out more about the development of Rizzy and journey with us though the streets of South Western Sydney.
Have you had an opportunity to check out Meet+Eat – Season One? Six short documentary pieces exploring the lives, quirks and eating habits of people living in two of the most diverse regions on Australia.

Production for season two is in full swing in Hume and South Western Sydney with another six stories, where people from diverse background share their hopes and dreams and explode cultural myths. During season two will we introduce a Bangladesh refugee couple to the last surviving farming family in Hume, explore what it is like growing up in South Western Sydney, introduce audiences to delicious culinary taste experiences only the locals know about + a bucket load more.

Until then, we thought it might be timely to revisit one of our favourite and potentially the most controversial episode, Khaled Vs Khaled.
Malya Yuturringu: Be a Star Film Festival - bringing Hollywood to the Western Desert
MAYLA YUTURRINGU: be a star is a one-of-kind youth film festival to be held in the Western Desert (WA) complete with big screen, red carpet, the awards ceremony and a chance to dress-up and be a star!

Good friend, Cultural Leader and inspirational Martu man, Curtis Taylor is working with a team of extraordinary people to put on MALYA YUTURRINGU: Be a Star Film Festival. The film festival offers Martu Youth the opportunity to come together, share experiences and showcase their film making abilities. The event is a two-day camping and film festival held at Karlamilyi National Park and will showcase a variety of short films across genres such as film, music and art. The aim of the project is to foster self-esteem and confidence in Martu youth.

CuriousWorks has had a long-term relationship with Curtis since 2009, when his work Jamurarra formed part of the Newman Stories project. Curtis then joined the Martu Desert crew on The Stories Project, which involved the creation of a number of digital artworks about the Martu and their way of life. Curtis’ groundbreaking short film, Mamu has been shown in film festivals internationally and was recently acquired by SBS.

Over the last couple of years, Curtis has been working with the Martu Trust School Holiday program helping Martu youth to write, plan, film and edit movies. The next logical step is to put on a film festival so everyone can celebrate their achievements. However, putting on a film festival in the desert is no easy task and funds are still required for logistic, camping and bedding. Please support the project at www.gofundme.com/7i4zz8, and vote for the project at Sunsuper Dreams.  
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