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An island calling by Goldson, Annie

This award winning documentary uses the murders of John Scott, Head of Fijis Red Cross, and his gay partner to examine Fijis history over the past 50 years.The brutal murder of John Scott and is 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? Narrated by Scotts brother, its a moving tale of colonial privilege, evangelical Christianity and a country still deeply divided.

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, and the South Pacific Pictures Award for Achievement in Film at the Women in Film and Television (WIFT) Award.

Director
Goldson, Annie
Copyright Holder
Java Films SARL
Duration
75 min.
Year of release
2008
Language
English

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