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An Island Calling

The brutal murder of John Scott, Head of Fiji’s Red Cross, and his gay partner is still clouded in rumour and political mystery. In a country that has become increasingly fundamentalist, many regarded the couple with hostility. Allegations of drug use, pornography and rent boys circled. Shortly before his death, Scott came to international acclaim helping hostages during the 2000 coup. Was his murder a political assassination; the result of a soured love affair or an act of insanity? This award winning documentary uses the murders to examine Fiji’s history over the past 50 years. Narrated by Scott’s brother, it’s a moving tale of colonial privilege, evangelical Christianity and a country still deeply divided.

PRODUCTION INFO

  • Year: 2008
  • Duration: 75, 52 & 45 MINS
  • Production: OCCASIONAL PRODUCTIONS
  • Director: ANNIE GOLDSON
  • Available Versions: ENG
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FESTIVAL & AWARDS

  • Awards - Winner of the Grand Prix Award at FICO 2009. - Winner of Best Documentary and Best Director at the Madrid International Film Festival. - Winner of Best Documentary and Achievement in Cinematography at the Qantas Film and Television Awards. - South Pacific Pictures Award for Achievement in Film at the Women in Film and Television (WIFT) Award. Festivals Festival Screenings include HotDocs 2008, Sydney International Film Festival 2008,

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