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Issue Details: First known date: 1999... 1999 Sadness : A Monologue
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Based on photographer William Yang's one-man stage show, Sadness is a journey into the past and a heartbreaking testament to the significant traces people leave behind. Through the use of slides, oral history, and stylised recreations, Yang investigates the murder of his uncle Fang Yuen in the sugar cane fields of northern Queensland. Running alongside this narrative is a series of moving portraits of the many friends and lovers Yang has lost to AIDS. What emerges is a powerful requiem for the dead and a moving portrayal of the legacy that family and friends leave with the living.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Lindfield, Chatswood - Gordon - Castlecrag area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Film Australia , 1999 .
      Extent: 52 min.p.
      Description: Colour

Works about this Work

Disorientations : Sadness, Mourning and the Unhomely Belinda Smaill , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 73 2002; (p. 161-169; notes 241)

Focuses on the way the narratives relating to family and history in Yang's Sadness provide an avenue for the re-articulation of discourses of nationhood in an Australian historical context.

Disorientations : Sadness, Mourning and the Unhomely Belinda Smaill , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 73 2002; (p. 161-169; notes 241)

Focuses on the way the narratives relating to family and history in Yang's Sadness provide an avenue for the re-articulation of discourses of nationhood in an Australian historical context.

Awards

1999 Winner, Best Screenplay AWGIE Awards
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