Nine great Australians, nine remarkable films, nine nights at Surry Hills’ beloved Golden Age Cinema. Selected for their own connection to Vivid Sydney’s...

Golden Age of Humanity

Location:

80 Commonwealth St
2010 NSW
Australia

Venue:
Golden Age Cinema & Bar
Price:
From: $29.00
Golden Age of Humanity cinema door
Golden Age of Humanity cinema door

Featuring

Kylie Kwong

Kylie Kwong

For Kylie Kwong cooking is a call to act.  The constant question that drives her practice as a cook, as a collaborator and creative is how her practice can drive positive social change.  This energy is driven by a philosophy that the best way to care of self is to be connected to community.  Through her multiple connections and collaborations, she creates space, time and experiences that allow us to imagine that there is a better, more sustainable more interconnected way. 

Amar Singh

Amar Singh

Amar Singh is a charity founder, social entrepreneur, diversity advocate, and dedicated volunteer. Amar’s efforts were recognized with the 2023 Australian of the Year Local Hero award. Turbans 4 Australia, goes above and beyond to support people and communities in need. The charity has provided relief during many disasters such as Bushfires, floods, and COVID-19.

Kate McClymont

Kate McClymont

Kate McClymont is an investigative journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald. She is a ten-time winner of journalism’s most prestigious award, the Walkley, including the Gold Walkley.

She was named the 2012 NSW Journalist of the Year for her investigations into the fraudulent activities of Michael Williamson, the head of the Health Services Union and the business activities of the now-jailed ex-NSW Labor minister, Eddie Obeid.

Kate was inducted into the Media Hall of Fame for her contribution to the industry in 2017 and in 2020 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her services to the print media and investigative journalism. 

Craig Foster AM

Craig Foster AM

Craig Foster AM was the 2023 NSW Australian of the Year, is a celebrated athlete, broadcaster and human rights advocate. With 29 caps as a Socceroo and a tenure as Captain of Crystal Palace FC, when he hung up his boots he then transitioned into a respected broadcaster at SBS for 20+ years and human rights champion. Foster's efforts include saving a Bahraini refugee, assisting Afghan women and girls escape the Taliban, and leading the 'Game Over' campaign for refugee freedom. Holding degrees in sport and law, Foster is also a prominent figure in anti-racism campaigns and continues to advocate for change through his speaking and writing. 

Dr Daniel Nour

Dr Daniel Nour

In August 2020, Dr Daniel Nour identified a healthcare gap for vulnerable populations in New South Wales and founded Street Side Medics, a non-profit, GP-led mobile service for the homeless. With 600 volunteers, and ten clinics, his initiative has profoundly impacted thousands, addressing overlooked medical needs and diagnosing otherwise unnoticed conditions. Despite his full-time roll at Royal North Shore Hospital, Nour dedicates his afternoons to ensure the clinics operate smoothly, showcasing his firm commitment to enhancing Australian lives through healthcare. 

Bernard Collaery

Bernard Collaery

Bernard Collaery is an esteemed Australian solicitor and barrister known for his advocacy in catastrophic personal industry cases and human rights. He represented families in major tragedies, including the Thredbo landslide and the Glenbrook rail disaster. As the Attorney-General for the Australian Capital Territory, he introduced significant human rights legislation. Collaery provided legal counsel to the East Timor Resistance for over three decades and faced charges in 2018 under the Intelligence Services Act, linked to allegations of ASIS bugging the East Timorese government. Although the charges were dropped in 2022, restrictions on discussing the case persist. Collaery continues to support Indigenous Australians and marginalised communities and is an author of notable works on international law and human rights. 

Access and Inclusion

  • Wheelchair Accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.

Event Details

Nine great Australians, nine remarkable films, nine nights at Surry Hills’ beloved Golden Age Cinema. Selected for their own connection to Vivid Sydney’s 2024 theme of humanity — through their advocacy, work or life story — nine notable Australians including Bernard Collaery, Kylie Kwong, Craig Foster and Kate McClymont, will introduce the film they have specially selected that connects with the festival theme.

A celebration of each of the curator’s visions, their contribution to culture, and some cinematic greats, join us at Golden Age Cinema for nine nights of illumination and surprise through the eyes of some remarkable Australians.

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Access and Inclusion

  • Wheelchair Accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.

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