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Screen Australia puts $2 million towards 10 docos

Screen Australia puts $2 million towards 10 docos

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Screen Australia today announced $2 million of production funding for eight documentaries through the Producer program and two through the Commissioned program.

The slate includes a recently commissioned Sbs feature doc about the unsolved Bowraville Murders; a Dr Michael Mosley-fronted Sbs series examining Australia’s diabetes epidemic and Jen Peedom’s River, her follow up to box office hit Mountain, which will combine visuals and orchestral music to explore the relationship between humans and rivers.

“This is an exciting line up of documentaries that will provide fascinating insights into contemporary Australia on themes of the environment, health and human behaviour, as well as examining aspects of our history. We’re particularly thrilled to support a number of Indigenous stories in this slate,” Screen Australia head of documentary Bernadine Lim.

“Even under normal circumstances, the timeframe between a project being funded

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