John Swindells

2018 JUDGE

ROLE / ORGANISATION

Filmmaker/Teacher
MTI Media

LOCATION

Vic.
Australia

SHORT BIO

This award-winning filmmaker’s journey began twenty-five years ago with an 85-year-old English Benedictine monk who relocated to India seeking ‘the other half of his soul’, moved on to South Dakota and the Indigenous agricultural schemes of the Sioux, inside the head of a young man with schizophrenia, to rural South Africa as New Agers trialled their therapy on 2000 traumatised kids, to Ghana tracing the harrowing tale of an exiled Sierra Leonean journalist, to America with Peter Singer, and the activist who stopped animal testing. In 2017 his feature, Seeing From Within, played to cinema audiences across Australia.

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