WHOSE BUSINESS IS IT?...

Director, Camera and Editor 51 min educational documentary, Northern Suburbs Migrant Resource Centre WA 2003. This documentary explores migrant entrepreneurial behaviour in Western Australia. Presenter Lena Lee visits six migrants from different waves of immigration who tell their stories and provide insightful information about the establishment and day-to-day operation of their...

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Tutor, Editor This Mockumentary is a result of a participant driven workshop organised by Paulo Alberton and taught by Paulo Alberton, Francis Italiano, Michelle Hovane and Aidan O’brian in 2003 in...

MAKING MOVIES ROADSHOW...

Paulo worked as the tutor of the inaugural Making Movies Roadshow (MMR) produced by the Film and Television Institute in 2003. The MMR is a touring unit of FTI that provides 5-day introductory filmmaking workshops and screenings to regional communities throughout Western Australia. In 2003, we spent one week in each community and produce between 1 and 5 short films per...

EVERYTHING MUST COME TO LIGHT...

South Africa/Brazil, 2002, Mini DV PAL – 25 minutes – 4:3 English Subtitles – Copyright: GALA 2002 SYNOPSIS Mpumi Njinge delves into the unique life style of three women who live in Soweto, South Africa, and practice as Sangomas: Jama, Tshidi and Gog Lindi. They are articulate, sympathetic women who share their unusual stories in a realm that is often shrouded in silence and secrecy. After leaving their husbands, two of the women were able to explore their sexuality in relation to other women as a result of their dominant male ancestors instructing them to take wives. The relationship with their ancestors and the roles that they play in their healing powers and their sexuality are focal points in this documentary, which is supported by unique township visuals and original soundtracks. CREDITS Writer / Director: Paulo Alberton & Mpumi Njinge Producers: Ruth Morgan, GALA, OIAFF Director of Photography: Paulo Alberton Editor: Paulo Alberton Research: Ruth Morgan, Mpumi Njinge, Graeme Reid Funders: HIVOS Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Out In Africa Gay And Lesbian Film...

DOORS OF PERCEPTION

Tutor, Editor Perth, Australia, 2002, 5 min video. This is a result of a video workshop at the Next Step Drug and Alcohol Youth Services in WA. The video won a Ted Noffs Award – Special Commendation for Youth Specific Initiative 2002, Australia...

WOMANHOOD

Writer, Director, DOP and Editor 10 min educational drama to raise awareness about Female Genital Mutilation in Western Australia. Produced by the Multicultural Access Unit – 2002

BUSH AND BRICKS

Dir, Prod, Camera, Editor 25 min educational documentary, Northern Suburbs Migrant Resource Centre WA 2001. A touching story about a Bosnian Family of mixed marriage background who left war-torn former Yugoslavia to migrate to Perth in search of a better...

DARK & LOVELY, SOFT & FREE

Zakhi travels to small towns in South Africa and meets interesting people in hair saloons. This road documentary shows a homosexuality that is away from the mainstream scene, but nonetheless with much style, especially when it comes to hair.

Zakhi viaja de van pela África do Sul e conhece pessoas interessantes em salões de beleza. O documentário mostra uma cena homossexual fora do ‘mainstream’, mas com muito estilo.

WATER AND I – EU e ÁGUA...

Brazil 1998 – Beta SP NTSC – 12 Min – Portuguese with English subtitles   SYNOPSIS In this experimental short film, a naked man is sharing his intimate and human feelings with the nature when he is surprised and seduced by this other man that comes from the ocean. A sensual and lyrical “pas de deux” inspired by the Brazilian Indigenous legend of the Dolphin (in gay version), celebrating beauty and desire. 1998 BEST PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD: MOSTRA DO MUSEU DA IMAGEM E DO SOM – São Paulo CREDITS Producer: Lu Gallo, Paulo Alberton Director of Photography: Paulo Alberton Editor: Paulo Alberton Actors: Manoel Candeias, Daniel Alvin, Ricardo Iazetta Narration: Paulo Alberton Composer: Ana Luiza Fridman Singer: Monica Salmaso Art Work: Ionit Mitnik Support of: 3 Laranjas, Canal M REVIEW GMagazine review for MixBrasil Film Festival “…One of the Festival’s national highlights is the sensitive and homo-erotic videopoem Water and I, directed by Paulo Alberton…”  ...