Acts of Courage forges immediacy and honesty between a vast range of Australian stories, generating forgiveness and hope in the act. Oades’ unwavering loyalty to the words, sounds and silences of everyday conversations conveys a steadfast loyalty to the experiences and the people from which they come. This trilogy celebrates not only the Australian spirit through times of hardship, but everyday, extraordinary, acts of courage.
Stories of Love and Hate was made in response to the 2005 Cronulla Riots. It traces the lives and loves of the passionate people who were there.
In Fast Cars and Tractor Engines, ordinary people tell extraordinary stories about the fight of their lives as cultures collide, punches are dodged and youthful confessions of love are shared.
Set in a boxing ring, I’m Your Man explores notions of masculinity, courage and respect.