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Year: 2008

Classification: Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG

Runtime: 76 min

Produced In: Australia

Directed By: Margot Nash

Produced By: Michael McMahon

Language: English

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Set in the recent past, the AFI award-winning Call Me Mum is a series of interlinked monologues where five characters unravel a complex tale of mothering, race relations and family in Australia.

Kate (Catherine McClements) is on a plane taking Warren (Dayne Christian), her 18 year old Torres Strait Islander foster son, to meet Flo (Vicki Saylor), his birth mother, who is gravely ill in hospital in Brisbane.

Flo hasn't seen Warren since she took him to the hospital on Thursday Island when he was a toddler and the white authorities took him away. But as Warren, Flo and Kate all prepare themselves for the reunion, unbeknown to them, Kate's Brisbane based parents, Dellmay (Lynette Curran) and Keith (Ross Thompson) are planning a different kind of reunion.

Written by Kathleen Mary Fallon.

"Margot Nash's Call Me Mum is among the finest of recent Australian films and certainly one of the most affecting and resonant." - Adrian Martin, The Monthly, February 2007


See an excellent article by Adrian Martin about CALL ME MUM in The Monthly, February 2007. Visit:

Margot Nash is interviewed by Felicity Collins about the film, in an article available The Education Shop. Visit:

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