Recorded or Rendered Work - Film, Video

The Candidate

Helen Gaynor, Ian White, Fiona Cochrane

Cinema Nova, Australia; NEZ International Film Festival India | Published : 2019

Abstract

THE CANDIDATE is a feature length observational documentary that follows Greens candidate Alex Bhathal over the final three weeks of her campaign to win a seat in the Australian federal parliament in 2018. In this, her sixth attempt in fifteen years, and with a 1% margin between her and victory, she and her team have good reason to believe that history is finally on their side. But this is no ordinary campaign… And Alex Bhathal is no ordinary candidate. She became politicised growing up in a Sikh/Anglo family in Australia when the White Australia policy was still in place. The dismantling of this policy and the granting of her father's Australian citizenship because of that was a demonstrat..

View full abstract

University of Melbourne Researchers