Pip Starr



Film maker. Activist.


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Carteret Islands by Pip Starr


The people of the Carteret Islands are about to make history. They will not be the first people to lose their homes because of global warming. Rising seas, expanding deserts and changing weather have already displaced many, possibly millions of people. But the people of the Carterets are unique, as they will be the first to see their atoll, 6 small islands 100 km form Bougainville, completely submerged. They will begin to desert their islands in early 2007.
Produced: 2006/11/10

Production Company: Pip Starr Pictures

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Through The Wire by Pip Starr

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Through The Wire gif In March 2002, detainees of Australia's Woomera detention centre staged a mass breakout in a spontaneous and desperate bid for freedom. Aided by hundreds of committed social activists protesting Australia's treatment of asylum seekers in mandatory detention, the breakout captured the attention and interest of human rights groups around the globe.

At the frontline of the breakout, filmmaker Pip Starr captures the raw emotion and urgency of the event to create a damning indictment of Australia's inhumane immigration policies. Features interviews with Woomera escapees and others who describe the experience of seeking aslylum in a hostile Australia.

Some of the footage has been used in other forums (including SKA TV story Woomera 2002 - recently awarded prize for best news story, National Community Broadcast awards, 2004). This final and most considered edit (with an original classical score composed by Mark Daniel) captures and rekindles the spirit of hope and desperation created by a draconian policy.

Part of the Oceania Indymedia Newsreal 2

Producer: Pip Starr

Production Company: Rock Hopper Productions

Audio/Visual: sound, color

Contact Information: http://starr.tv/

Creative Commons license: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs runtime: 9:59



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A Certain Point

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A Certain Point gif A Certain Point (2003) A playful portrait of the bicycle protest Critical Mass in the streets of Melbourne in 2003. Critical Mass is a mass bicycle ride through the city to draw attention to the domination of the car and pollution they cause in our urban environments. It offers a creative solution to city transport and encourages more people to ride bikes. Do you hate traffic? You ARE traffic! Director: Pip Starr Producer: Pip Starr Production Company: Rockhopper Productions (sorry, this video is only available for download at the moment, streaming will come soon, be patient). xx