The Silences, a documentary from Australian filmmaker Margot Nash, will run in Australian cinemas next month. 

The film debuted at last year's MIFF and also screened at the Adelaide Film Festival in October. 

Drawing upon a wealth of photographs, letters, oral histories, documentary footage and clips from Nash’s previous work, the film is described as "a mother’s story of lost opportunities and grief; a father’s story of work, mental illness and war; and a daughter’s exploration of early childhood and the 'silences' of the past that resonate in the present".

Nash's credits include the experimental shorts Shadow Panic (1989) and We Aim To Please (1976), the feature documentary For Love Or Money (1983) and the feature dramas Vacant Possession (1994) and Call Me Mum (2005). 

In 2012 Nash was filmmaker in residence at Zürich University of the Arts, where she began developing The Silences, and is currently a senior lecturer in the School of Communications at Sydney's UTS.

The film will screen at Sydney's Hayden Cremorne Orpheum from April 28, preceded by a special Q&A event on April 27 at 6.30pm, as well as at Cinema Nova in Carlton, the NSFA's Arc Cinema in Canberra and Adelaide's The Mercury.

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