Dare to Dream

Love and Other Commodities
Love and Other CommoditiesMarianna Shek // Australia // 2012 // 13 min // English // 15+

Dare to Dream
Sat, 26 Apr • TIM XXI 3 • 15:00
Sat, 26 Apr • TIM XXI 4 • 17:30
Sun, 27 Apr • Salihara • 17:00

Love and Other Commodities is a contemporary story about ‘mail-order brides’ as told through the experiences of three Asian-Australian couples. Animation and live action is used to focus on the issues of the political correctness of the term ‘mail- order brides’ and whether its use makes us complicit partners in racism and misogyny.

Marianna Shek is an independent filmmaker, writer and producer. Her past film credits include The Backpack produced by QPIX/ Screen Australia as well as Articulate! produced at Griffith Film School. She is currently doing a PhD at Griffith Film School on transmedia-storytelling and has worked as a line producer/writer for Ediacaran Productions.