Anna Broinowski is a director and writer, known for Forbidden Lie$, Aim High in Creation and Helen’s War.
Anna Broinowski is an author and filmmaker who has been tracking the illicit, subversive and bizarre since her 1995 film on the Japanese cultural underground, Hell Bento!!
Her films include Aim High in Creation! (about the North Korean propaganda film industry), Forbidden Lie$ (about hoax author Norma Khouri), Helen’s War (about anti-nuclear campaigner Dr Helen Caldicott), Sexing the Label (about queer Sydney in the 1990s) and Pauline Hanson: Please Explain!, which screened on SBS in 2016.
They’ve won stuff, including three AACTAs, a Walkley, the Rome Festival Cult prize, Best Film at Silverdocs USA, a NSW Premier’s Literary Award, the Writer’s Guild of America Best Nonfiction Screenplay and a Russian Film Critics’ prize shaped like an elephant.
After covering Kim Jong Il in her first book, The Director is the Commander, and Senator Pauline Hanson in her second one, Please Explain, Anna is looking forward to not writing about politicians for a while.
The Director is the Commander (2015)
Please Explain: The rise, fall and rise again of Pauline Hanson (2017)
AACTA Award Best Direction Documentary (2004)
Australian Film Institute Award Best Documentary (2007)
Nominations: AACTA Award for Best Direction in a
Documentary (2014, 2007, 2004)
Rome Festival Cult prize
Best Film at Silverdocs USA
Writer’s Guild of America Best Nonfiction Screenplay
NSW Premier’s Literary Award