With MIFF drawing towards its close, it's worth bearing in mind a couple of post-MIFF events. I recently had the opportunity to view The Jammed by Dee McLachlan. This film is based on actual court transcripts and other research about human trafficking in Australia. Filmed mostly in Melbourne, I found it compelling and relevant. Its willingness to tackle some harsh issues in a serious manner overshadow any of its relatively minor flaws and deserves an audience.
At the time I saw it, it had no confirmed distribution, but now Cinema Nova is screening it. It premieres at the Nova on Thursday 16 August at 6.45pm. The director will be on hand to discuss the film with the audience. Check the website for further details.