Island Calling at Festival
New Zealand filmmaker Annie Goldson’s An Island Calling, featured at the Canadian International Documentary Festival, explores Fiji’s infamous 2001 murders of Red Cross boss John Scott and his partner. “The facts are known about the case. So it isn’t an investigation,” Goldson said. Her film instead goes behind events to reveal hidden contexts. The New Zealand Herald says Island Calling “is a complicated but clearly articulated story of the toll colonialism, homophobia, evangelical Christianity and the tension between indigenous Fijians, Indians and kai valagi (white Fijians) have taken and continue to take on life in the islands.” Goldson’s Punitive Damage and Georgie Girl have also been internationally acclaimed.