Held on the 4th Apr 2022
at 6pm to
, Southern Tasmania
State Cinema, 375 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart, TAS 7000Summary:
Join us for a special film screening and Q&A with legendary Tasmanian ABC cinematographer and video journalist, David Brill AM ACS, as he looks back on his incredible career on the frontlines of history
- David Brill AM ACS, cinematographer and video journalist
- Sabra Lane, presenter of flagship ABC Radio Current Affairs program AM
David Brill's Story On The Frontlines
Join us for a special film screening and Q&A with legendary Tasmanian ABC cinematographer and video journalist, David Brill AM ACS, as he looks back on his incredible career on the frontlines of history, starting from the 1960s and Vietnam, and reflects on current events in the Ukraine and elsewhere.
“He was the best cameraman of his era. He has the great ability to capture what has happened in one take. A take that held longer and told you more. He was a strange combination of artist and action man” – Mike Willesee
Hosted by the University of Tasmania's School of Creative Arts and Media with the support of the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas , in association with the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) and Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS).
Following the film screening, David will be joined in conversation with ABC presenter Sabra Lane on stage for an audience Q&A.
"No Australian has covered more great events of the past half-century, including wars, than David Brill. He is without parallel." - John Tulloh, Former ABC Head of International Operations, News and Current Affairs
Monday 4 April 2022 at the State Cinema Hobart
- 5:30pm Arrival
- 6:00pm Event Start
About the Speakers
David Brill AM ACS was sent to cover Tasmania’s catastrophic 1967 bushfires as a 22-year-old when the two senior ABC cameramen were on leave. His stunning footage was seen around the world and resulted in significant donations of aid for the victims. The story set him on a path towards covering almost every international conflict for nearly 50 years and becoming one of Australia’s best cinematographers with postings and assignments around the world, including the fall of Saigon and the tearing down of the Berlin Wall. His work and his approach were notable for the empathy shown to victims.
Sabra Lane is the presenter of flagship ABC Radio Current Affairs program AM. She has been a journalist more than 20 years, filling roles from TV reporting to being a chief of staff, executive producer of a national TV program and chief political correspondent for ABC Radio current affairs.