Sydney premiere of George Gittoes’ 'Snow Monkey'

Film screenings at the MCA

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) is proud to present the Sydney premiere of a new documentary from Australian artist, filmmaker and 2015 Sydney Peace Prize winner, George Gittoes, entitled 'Snow Monkey' (2015).

Art Screening previously on at Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) in New South Wales, Australia.
From Thursday 12 November 2015 to Sunday 22 November 2015

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The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) is proud to present the Sydney premiere of a new documentary from Australian artist, filmmaker and 2015 Sydney Peace Prize winner, George Gittoes, entitled Snow Monkey (2015).

The 149 minute documentary was produced out of the Yellow House in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, and examines the effects of injustice and global conflict with a deeply humane vision. Snow Monkey is the third release in a trilogy of films under the title of What the World Needs Now. The first and second parts of the trilogy, Love City, Jalalabad (2013) and Miscreants of Taliwood (2009), will both be shown at the MCA as part of this special, limited season of screenings.

The series paints a portrait of a Jalalabad seething with humanity, adversity and hope – focusing three gangs of children: the Ghostbusters, persecuted Koochi boys who hawk exorcisms of bad luck and demons; the Snow Monkeys, who sell ice cream to support their families; and the Gangsters, a razor gang led by a nine-year-old antihero called Steel.

Snow Monkey will screen exclusively at the MCA Veolia Lecture Theatre from Thursday, 12 November to Sunday, 22 November and a special screening will take place on Saturday, 14 November at 11am, followed by a panel discussion with George Gittoes, Hellen Rose (co-founder of the Yellow House in Jalalabad, Afghanistan) and war journalist Hugh Riminton at 2pm.