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Robert Nugent

Rob is a Canberra based film maker whose enquiries often document local and global situations bumping into the non-human world. His films employ and critique various documentary forms. His last three films came out of expeditions to remote locations in Indonesia, Guinea, Iraq, Ethiopia, Egypt, Tanzania and Australia. His 2007 film, ‘End of the Rainbow’, won international film awards and screened in Europe and the US. He directs and shoots, but not necessarily in that order. He came of age when he discovered the ‘Canberra School’ of film making. Before that he was just making it all up.

Filmography

END OF THE RAINBOW »

In a remote region of Guinea, West Africa, a desperately poor place with a long connection to gold, a large industrial gold mine has arrived...

NIGHT PARROT STORIES »

An ode to a bird lost in the darkness: an exploration by filmmaker Rob Nugent of the science, mythology and rumours surrounding the elusive nocturnal bird, the Night Parrot, that supposedly disappeared In Australia at the end of the 19th Century...

MEMOIRS OF A PLAGUE »

The war against locusts is as old as human civilisation. It is one of the universal stories we tell of our creation, lying deep within us...