As part of the film’s journey to the screen, the circumstances of global disruption, reimagining and change led filmmaker Rolf de Heer to revolutionise his approach to production.
The Survival of Kindness is a film inimitably of its time, an allegory for racism, a thought-provoking and immersive journey.
In a cage on a trailer in the middle of the desert, BlackWoman is abandoned. But BlackWoman seems not ready to pass...she escapes, and walks through pestilence and persecution, from desert to canyon to mountain to city, on a quest that leads to a city, recapture and tragedy. BlackWoman, escaping once more, must find solace in her beginnings.
BlackWoman - Mwajemi Hussein
BrownGirl - Deepthi Sharma
BrownBoy - Darsan Sharma
With Craig Behenna, Andy Davies, Vinod Nair, Gary Waddell, Natasha Wanganeen and William Caught
Writer/director - Rolf de Heer
Producers - Julie Byrne and Rolf de Heer
Co-producer - Ari Harrison
Executive Producers - Domenico Procacci, Sue Murray, Bryce Menzies and Molly Reynolds
Director of Photography - Maxx Corkindale
Production Designer - Maya Coombs
Art Director - Uwe Feiste
Costume Design - Elle Baldock
Film Editor - Isaac Coen Lindsay
Special Visual Effects - Mark Eland
Sound Design - Adam Dixon-Galea and Tom Heuzenroeder
Composer - Anna Liebzeit