HARD RUBBISH - A Collection Of Memories

Alita attempts to bring her family together by making their life into a film.

  • Alita Graziano
    Director
  • Alita Graziano
    Producer
  • Alita Graziano
    Editor
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 17 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 18, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    0 AUD
  • Country of Origin:
    Australia
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Alita Graziano

Born in America and raised in Australia from age 8, Alita Graziano grew up amidst poverty, prejudice, mental illness and domestic violence. Watching movies and making home videos with her siblings filled her formative years. Once older, she branched into the visual arts, music and writing. The need to create always over powered any absence of money or resources. She is still based in Australia and continues her journey as a female artist.

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Director Statement

I didn't make this film because I think my family is special. I made it because I know we're not. No matter what your story, it's hard, the moment you realise that your parents are just people. It's also scary to think you may inherit whatever their flaws or illnesses are. We all need the strength and wisdom to break the negative cycles of addiction, abuse and violence. This film was my attempt at revealing some sort of truth by literally piecing together the history and psychology of my family. It took me three years and was the hardest thing I have ever done.