• October 16, 2018
  • 12noon - 8.30pm
  • State Library of New South Wales - Metcalfe Auditorium

Six outstanding documentaries longlisted for the 2018 Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism will be screened at the State Library of NSW in Sydney in October, giving the public a free viewing of the finest work in the field over the past year.

The films span a range of topics, from a family saga to investigations into Russian interference in the US election. These stories cross the globe, exploring what Rohingya refugees are fleeing from, and tracing the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir’s journey to tour Germany. And they explore our society, from the personal cost of institutional abuse, to Australian Muslim artists fighting bigotry with satire and imagination. These films showcase the very best in Australian longform journalism.

The films will be screened for the public at the State Library of NSW on Tuesday October 16 as follows:


12 Noon: Undeniable, Paul Kennedy and Ben Knight, ABC TV

1.15pm:Trump Russia (episode 1), 4 Corners Trump Russia team, Four Corners, ABC TV

2.15pm:Myanmar’s Killing Fields, Evan Williams and Georgina Davies, Dateline, SBS

3.30pm: You See Monsters, Tony Jackson and David Collins, ABC TV

5.00pm: The Song Keepers, Rachel Clements, Naina Sen, Trisha Morton-Thomas, Meredith Garlick, Brindle Films and NITV

6.45pm: My Mother’s Lost Children, Danny Ben-Moshe, Identity Films and ABC TV

The Walkley Documentary Award Shortlist will be unveiled at the State Library of NSW on Thursday October 11 as part of the 2018 Walkley Awards finalists announcements.

The winner will be announced at the 63rd Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism on Thursday November 22 in Brisbane.

To attend a screening you must register.