Here I Am

2011 | Feature Fiction | 91 mins                            

Writer/Director:  Beck Cole
Producer:  Kath Shelper

Karen is a beautiful young woman with a dark past. Fresh out of prison, she finds herself on the streets with a burning desire to turn her life around but no one to call for help. Eventually she finds a haven at a shelter for Aboriginal women like herself. With the support of her new community of friends, Karen begins the painful journey of reconnecting with her estranged mother and her young daughter, and she is soon propelled to face the most difficult truths of her life. Along with the creative team behind Samson & Delilah (including producer Kath Shelper and cinematographer Warwick Thornton) director Beck Cole (First Australians) has marked out a place as one of the most important young filmmakers in Australian cinema. Set and shot in and around Port Adelaide, her debut feature is a moving story of the strength and resilience of Aboriginal women.

Festivals: Adelaide;  Message Sticks FF, Sydney; Montreal World Film Festival, Vancouver; Winnipeg;
African Diaspora Film Festival, New York; Mannheim-Heidelberg Film Festival;

Awards:
 Best Feature Film -ImagineNATIVE Film Festival, Toronto

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