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Adaptation of Mother Fish Khoa Do , 2008 single work drama
Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Mother Fish
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Mother Fish takes us onboard a fishing boat with two teenage sisters as they take an unforgettable journey with their uncle and a young fisherman in search of a new home. The four are forced to overcome tremendous challenges as they do everything they can to reach land.'

Mother Fish is officially the director's cut of Missing Water - a film which screened at the 2009 Sydney Film Festival and the 2009 Brisbane International Film Festival to much acclaim. Following on from the screening at these festivals; producer and director Khoa Do was allowed further flexibility to complete the film in accordance with his original vision and produce the director's cut of the film. Mother Fish is the director's cut and final vision of the film. (Mother Fish website http://www.motherfish.com.au/awards/ , sighted 7/08/2010.)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Powerhouse Youth Theatre , 2010 .
      Note/s:
      • Financed with the assistance of Screen Australia and Parramatta City Council.
      • Produced by Imaginefly in association with the Powerhouse Youth Theatre

Works about this Work

Missing Water : Imagination and Empathy in Asian Australian ‘Boat Stories’ on Screen Olivia Khoo , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Continuum : Journal of Media & Cultural Studies , vol. 28 no. 5 2014; (p. 605-615)
'Australia's cultural and political life is dominated by the image of the boat, most recently in the form of border anxiety concerning asylum seekers arriving by boat from the north. In this context, it is surprising to note the cinematic refrain of a literal absence of boats in Asian Australian ‘boat stories’ on screen, by which the visual iconography of the boat (as a physical object) is disavowed at the same time as it is underscored and over-exploited in the service of a certain kind of politicized cinema...'
Putting Border Protection into Perspective Tim Kroenert , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 13 August vol. 20 no. 15 2010;

— Review of Mother Fish Khoa Do , 2010 single work film/TV
Lab Rats Evan Williams , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 7-8 August 2010; (p. 16-17)

— Review of Mother Fish Khoa Do , 2010 single work film/TV
Lab Rats Evan Williams , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 7-8 August 2010; (p. 16-17)

— Review of Mother Fish Khoa Do , 2010 single work film/TV
Putting Border Protection into Perspective Tim Kroenert , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 13 August vol. 20 no. 15 2010;

— Review of Mother Fish Khoa Do , 2010 single work film/TV
Missing Water : Imagination and Empathy in Asian Australian ‘Boat Stories’ on Screen Olivia Khoo , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Continuum : Journal of Media & Cultural Studies , vol. 28 no. 5 2014; (p. 605-615)
'Australia's cultural and political life is dominated by the image of the boat, most recently in the form of border anxiety concerning asylum seekers arriving by boat from the north. In this context, it is surprising to note the cinematic refrain of a literal absence of boats in Asian Australian ‘boat stories’ on screen, by which the visual iconography of the boat (as a physical object) is disavowed at the same time as it is underscored and over-exploited in the service of a certain kind of politicized cinema...'
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