Larissa Behrendt / Academic / Writer / Director – UTS, Lavarch Productions
Larissa Behrendt is an award-winning writer/director and author of fiction and non-fiction with a passion for telling the stories of Indigenous Australia. She has a legal background, is an experienced researcher and is involved with several arts organisations and educational programs. She also won the Australian Directors Guild Award for her documentary After the Apology. It premiered at Adelaide Film Festival in 2017. She also wrote and directed the Walkley nominated documentary, Innocence Betrayed that aired on NITV in 2014. Her short film, Under Skin, In Blood, screened at Sydney Film Festival and Melbourne International Film Festival in 2015. Her short film Clan won Best Documentary at the Canberra Short Film Festival and the Shorts Film Festival in Adelaide in 2015. Her short film, Barbara, has been nominated for an AACTA award and Dendy Awards. She is the host of Speaking Out on the ABC National Radio network.
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