Culture Interviews

Jane Campion on Movies Movies Movies

Two-time Academy Award winner Jane Campion has a commanding career which has moved through short works, large features, American marvels, blockbuster television and small indies. She spoke to Film Lordes Jen and Andre about her filmmaking processing, freeing film school, and what it takes to get the shot.

Film school with Etcetera Etcetera on Kings and Queens

Film school drop-out turned world-touring drag queen, Ru Paul’s Drag Race Down Under alumni and queer activist, the Glamour Bug themselves Etcetera Etcetera came by FBi to speak to Natali Caro for Kings and Queens on Up for It! with Bindi Mutiara last Thursday.

Alok Vaid-Menon chats dangerous ideas with Nadia Odlum

Ahead of the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, writer, performance artist and gender non-conforming activist Alok Vaid-Menon stopped by FBi Radio to chat with Nadia Odlum.

Michelle Law chats her body-swap comedy ‘Top Coat’

Michelle Law a comedian and playwright. Her new play Top Coat follows the chaotic consequences of a Chinese-Australian manicurist switching bodies with a white, latte sipping, TV executive. Michelle stopped by FBi Radio last Wednesday to chat all about it.

Introducing Beyond Borders: Race Matters’ latest podcast series

Race Matters have launched the first part of a podcast series called Beyond Borders hosted by Sydney-raised, London-based creative and radio extraordinaire Binta Yade. She caught up with Tariro Mukando to talk through the podcast and how expressions of Blackness materialise in the UK and in Australia.

First Take: In Conversation with Leah Purcell

The FBi filmlordes Jen and André sat down the actor/director/writer Leah Purcell to discuss what makes ‘The Drover’s Wife’ such a special story.

Last Take with Ben Kenny (ft. Jane Campion’s Rental History)

FBi’s Film Lordes Jen and André visited Ben Kenny at the closing down sale of Darlinghurst’s famous Film Club.

Greens Senator Lidia Thorpe on NAIDOC Week and reconciliation: “We need to take Heal Country very seriously.”

Lil Scott spoke to Gunnai-Gunditijmara woman and current Greens Senator for Victoria Lidia Thorpe about protecting sacred sites, NAIDOC Week & First Nations voices in Parliament.

Mardi Gras 2021: Queer Perspectives on Out of the Box

In the lead up to Mardi Gras 2021, Mia Hull sat down with five superstars from the Sydney LGBTQIA+ community to chat about their lives and the songs that soundtracked the big moments. 

Feature image of South Sudanese musician, Ajak Kwai

Of Women, Cows and War – Ajak Kwai shares her experiences as a South Sudanese refugee

From speaking very little to recording albums in three languages and hosting a show on Melbourne community radio, Ajak Kwai has thrived in the face of adversity.