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Fox interviewed on ABC Radio’s CONVERSATIONS WITH RICHARD FIDLER

Broderick Fox interviewed on ABC Radio’s CONVERSATIONS WITH RICHARD FIDLER 3/8/12

While in Australia for the world premiere of THE SKIN I’M IN at the 2012 Byron Bay International Film Festival, director Broderick Fox was a guest on the national ABC radio program CONVERSATIONS WITH RICHARD FIDLER.

Listen to an abridged version of that hour-long program here:

Kicking down the celluloid closet door

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Kicking down the celluloid closet door

As far back as 1997, filmmaker Broderick Fox was receiving substantial recognition and awards for his work. But in 2005 he was found unconscious on the Berlin subway tracks, injured from the fall and with a lethal blood alcohol level of 0.47. Lucky for him, strangers pulled him to safety.

Broderick had been given another chance at life. Forced to acknowledge how empty and unhinged his life had become, Fox made a very big decision. One that took him on a journey of body, mind and spirit. Initiating an unusual collaboration between himself, a Canadian indigenous Kwakwakan artist (Rande), and an African-American tattoo artist (Zulu), Broderick sets himself on the path to turn his life around. Read full article

 

 

 

 

THE SKIN I’M IN Has World Premiere at the Byron Bay International Film Festival as ACON Fundraiser

Byron Bay International Film Festival / ACON / THE SKIN I'M IN

The World Premiere at the Byron Bay Film Festival was extraordinary. Screening was a fundraiser for ACON, Australia’s leading LGBT health service organization.

Marie from ACON Northern Rivers introduces The Skin I'm In at the Byron Bay International Film festival premiere

Marie from ACON Northern Rivers introduces The Skin I’m In at the Byron Bay International Film festival premiere

Marie, the director of ACON Northern Rivers began the evening with a “welcome to country”¬†acknowledgment that we were on Arakwal Aboriginal lands and as guests, share a responsibility for its custodianship. This sensibility, along with the spirituality and connectedness of Byron made this a pretty unbelievable place to launch the journey of¬†THE SKIN I’M IN.

Here is a link to a digital “welcome to country” that played before many of the festival’s screenings: