The Scribe + Q&A
From deep within the engine room of politics comes this beautifully-crafted film on the masterful Australian speechwriter Graham Freudenberg. He has written speeches for Federal and State leaders including Arthur Calwell, Gough Whitlam, Neville Wran, Bob Carr and Bob Hawke. Advisor, confidant, master crafter and repository, Freudenberg’s influence extends way beyond speech writing. He played an essential part in the formation of policies that redefined Australia, and his powers of expression continue to inspire. The Scribe interrogates the symbiotic relationship between the speechwriter and the orator, and examines the changing language of the political environment, from the introduction of TV to the arrival of Trump.
Includes Q&A with dir. Ruth Cullen. Co-presented with OzDox.