Topic is the boundary-pushing streaming service from First Look Entertainment for thrillers, mysteries, dramas and documentaries from around the world, serving viewers who crave entertainment beyond the mainstream. Whether it’s a Nordic-noir crime thriller (The Killing), an Italian supernatural political drama (The Miracle), or a mind-blowing paranormal mystery from Russia (Dead Mountain), Topic expands your view of the world.
Australian stand up comedian Hannah Gadsby is a closet art scholar. Armed with a rapier wit and desire to pick beneath the paint, she travels across the continent on a mission to debunk the myths of the Australian Identity.
Through a re-examining of colonial era paintings, Hannah sees that white Australia’s sense of ‘belonging’ has a complex past. Meeting a number of contemporary artists Hannah asks why they are so intrigued with reimagining our colonial history.
If the Australian art canon is to be believed this country was founded by an army of pioneer blokes in hats. Hannah picks beneath the paint of this hyper-masculine portrait to uncover a more feminine vision of this rugged country.
Hannah is searching for a more inclusive Australian identity in art. She enters the NOW! But in post-Cronulla Australia it seems even more difficult to define what it is to be Australian. Hannah ponders whether a National Identity is relevant in 2014!