- Wednesday, 4 December 2019 at 3:32 am
Natasha Andersons’ short film Tash had its American premiere at the 22nd United Nations Association Film Festival in California in October. It screened alongside award-winning documentaries Broken Places and 16 Bars in a special program with the theme ‘Scales of Justice’.
Natasha, who wrote, directed and illustrated the short animated film reflected on her incredible journey to San Francisco as a special guest of the festival.
“Being in San Francisco was amazing. I got to see so many things I’d never seen before and it was an unbelievable experience that my film would end up in the United Nations Association Film Festival in the first place, let alone be screened alongside two absolutely amazing documentaries.
Despite the three films being so different, there were interconnected themes of childhood disadvantage, trauma, family violence and the justice system whether by custody and care or by criminal justice.
Being on the panel of filmmakers gave me the opportunity to see the films from the perspectives of those either directly or indirectly involved in the making of their films.
I really appreciated that I had the chance to speak to the audience about the film and hear the thoughts and experiences of the audience".
Natasha Anderson is the children and young people representative on the Victim Survivors’ Advisory Council.