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The awful truth: Why Americans will continue to kill their children
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Naked City

The awful truth: Why Americans will continue to kill their children

If Australia had the same population as the US, at our current gunshot homicide rate there would be 444 deaths a year. In the US it is around 20,000.

  • by John Silvester

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From the Archives, 1997: Port Arthur remembered by those trying to forget

From the Archives, 1997: Port Arthur remembered by those trying to forget

Twenty-five years ago, Port Arthur’s survivors took a difficult step away from grief when they mourned the deaths of 35 people a year ago.

  • by Andrew Darby and Virginia Trioli
Why you should watch the most awarded Australian film of the year
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Why you should watch the most awarded Australian film of the year

Nitram doesn’t offer any easy answers beyond the obvious: keep the guns under control.

  • by Paul Byrnes
Disturbing but compelling, Nitram lingers long in the memory

Disturbing but compelling, Nitram lingers long in the memory

Whether or not one has misgivings about the decision to depict the 1996 Port Arthur massacre, this film about the unnamed killer is brilliantly made and utterly compelling.

  • by Brad Newsome
‘Oh no. Do we have to?’ Essie Davis didn’t want Nitram made. But then she read the script

‘Oh no. Do we have to?’ Essie Davis didn’t want Nitram made. But then she read the script

The Tasmanian-born actress plays one of two women who were central in the life of the Port Arthur killer.

  • by Stephanie Bunbury
‘The most silent of all silences’: Port Arthur massacre film opens in Tasmania

‘The most silent of all silences’: Port Arthur massacre film opens in Tasmania

Against the wishes of some survivors, Nitram opened in Tasmania this week, at two cinemas only.

  • by Gabriella Coslovich
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Does the film about the Port Arthur massacre immortalise the killer?

Does the film about the Port Arthur massacre immortalise the killer?

Today on Please Explain, senior culture writer Karl Quinn joins Nathanael Cooper to discuss the film Nitram and whether it should have been made.

  • by Nathanael Cooper
Don’t fear Nitram: why you should see Port Arthur massacre movie
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Don’t fear Nitram: why you should see Port Arthur massacre movie

Award-winning author Richard Flanagan watched the film with his friend Brian, a policeman helicoptered into Port Arthur during the massacre.

  • by Richard Flanagan
From the Archives, 1996: Thousands of guns crushed in wake of Port Arthur

From the Archives, 1996: Thousands of guns crushed in wake of Port Arthur

Thousands of surrendered guns, already rendered inoperable, were dismantled and crushed as part of a national gun amnesty undertaken after the Port Arthur massacre.

  • by Gabrielle Costa
‘Evil ignored is evil repeated’: Why I will see the Port Arthur movie

‘Evil ignored is evil repeated’: Why I will see the Port Arthur movie

Nitram is sparking an uncomfortable and confronting conversation about Australia, guns and our culture - but it’s a discussion we need to have.

  • by Andrew Hornery
Director addresses controversy about Port Arthur massacre movie

Director addresses controversy about Port Arthur massacre movie

In his first Australian interview about his movie ahead of its premiere at Cannes, Justin Kurzel explains why he felt it had to be made.

  • by Stephanie Bunbury