Release date announced for RocKabul – a documentary about Afghanistan’s first metal band

Following a successful film festival run, director Travis Beard’s RocKabul will be released in cinemas on May 2. RocKabul is a documentary about Afghanistan’s first metal band, District Unknown, that existed on the fringes of Afghan society and beyond comprehension of conservative Islam. While living in Afghanistan for seven years, Australian filmmaker Travis Beard began recording…

Exclusive Clip! ACMI screening announced for RocKabul

Cinema Australia have been given access to an exclusive clip from new Australia documentary RocKabul ahead of the film’s Victorian premiere. Australian filmmaker Travis Beard spent seven years in Afghanistan – originally as a photojournalist until he came across the underground expat music scene. Deep in that scene he met four young Afghan men that wanted…

Australian premiere announced for Jason Raftopoulos’ West of Sunshine

by Matthew Eeles Jason Raftopoulos’ new Melbourne-shot drama West of Sunshine will have it’s Australian premiere at this year’s Sydney Film Festival. West of Sunshine is an exhilarating piece of Australian cinema, depicting Jim’s (Damien Hill) rocky relationship with his stepson (Hill’s real-life stepson Ty Perham), whilst navigating the collapse of his family and managing…