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Anna Broinowski Anna Broinowski i(A21116 works by) (birth name: Anna Mariko Broinowski)
Born: Established:
East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
Gender: Female
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Anna Broinowski has written short stories, drama and for film.

Most Referenced Works


  • Author writes in these languages:ENGLISH

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Director Is the Commander Melbourne : Penguin , 2015 8585778 2015 single work autobiography

'We were all propagandists; the only differences were our goals.'

Looking for respite from her crumbling marriage and determined to stop a coal seam gas mine near her Sydney home, filmmaker Anna Broinowski finds wisdom and inspiration in the strangest of places: North Korea. Guided by the late Dear Leader Kim Jong Il's manifesto The Cinema and Directing, Broinowski, in a world first, travels to Pyongyang to collaborate with North Korea's top directors, composers and movie stars to make a powerful anti-fracking propaganda film.

The Director is the Commander centres around the bizarre twenty-one day shoot Broinowski did in North Korea to make her documentary, Aim High in Creation! She meets and befriends artists and apparatchiki, defectors and loyalists, and gains a new insight into the world's most secretive regime. Her adventures are set against a parallel exploration of propaganda in general: both in its ham-fisted North Korean form and its sophisticated but no less pervasive incarnation in the corporate West.

Funny, multi-layered and utterly compelling, The Director is the Commander is a gripping account of an extraordinary journey inside a nation we can usually only see from the outside looking in.

2016 longlisted Kibble Literary Awards Nita May Dobbie Award
2016 shortlisted Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Award for Non-Fiction
2015 winner 'The Nib': CAL Waverley Library Award for Literature The Alex Buzo Shortlist Prize
2015 shortlisted 'The Nib': CAL Waverley Library Award for Literature
form y separately published work icon Forbidden Lie$ Australia : Palace Films , 2007 Z1277577 2007 single work film/TV

'In July 2004, Norma Khouri, best-selling author of 'Forbidden Love', was exposed as a fake. She'd won fame and fortune as a Jordanian virgin with a fatwah on her head for her campaign against honour killings. But she was really Norma Bagain, an alleged Chicago con artist on the run from the FBI for $1 million of fraud. Spinning murder, greed and literary scandal into a web that entangles us all, FORBIDDEN LIE$ is a real-life thriller for our time.'

Source: Screen Australia.

2008 winner International Awards Al-Jazeera Golden Award
2008 winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Betty Roland Prize for Scriptwriting
2007 winner Film Critics Circle of Australia Best Feature Documentary
2007 winner Australian Film Institute Awards Best Documentary
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