Entanglement

We asked First Nations and Diverse Women across the globe what the word Entanglement meant to them. How do we connect? Over 300 women submitted their story.

12 women writers.
12 personal stories
Heroic. Humorous. Powerful. Raw.
From across the globe.
12 points of view
12 performers
all entangled
yet all have never met.

The film includes leading and emerging actors, and a world premiere film score.

  • Lliane Clarke
    Director
    Clearway (Corona)
  • Kaye Tuckerman
    Director
    Black Canvas, Still Here
  • Otgadahe Whitman-Fox
    Director
  • Ari Groover
    Writer
  • Brenda Saunders
    Writer
  • Charle Malcyon
    Writer
  • Cynthia Arsenault
    Writer
  • Danielle Starkey
    Writer
  • Di Bird
    Writer
  • Donna Hughes
    Writer
  • Erin Quill
    Writer
  • Gayle Kennedy
    Writer
  • Hope Ward
    Writer
  • Jeannine Acantilado
    Writer
  • Otgadahe Whitman-Fox
    Writer
  • Lliane Clarke
    Producer
    Clearway (Corona)
  • Kaye Tuckerman
    Producer
    Black Canvas, Still Here
  • Laura Patinkin
    Producer
  • Otgadahe Whitman-Fox
    Producer
  • Sally Paridis
    Producer
  • Meg Clarke
    Key Cast
  • Amelia Wray
    Key Cast
  • Ari Grooves
    Key Cast
  • Brenda Saunders
    Key Cast
  • Victoria Kennedy
    Key Cast
  • Di Bird
    Key Cast
  • Erin Quill
    Key Cast
  • Kaye Tuckerman
    Key Cast
  • Keeley Karsten
    Key Cast
  • Melanie Nicholls-King
    Key Cast
  • Otgadahe Whitman-Fox
    Key Cast
  • Pooya Mohseni
    Key Cast
  • Elizabeth Jigalin
    Music
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Feature
  • Genres:
    Drama, Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 3 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 24, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Australia
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia, United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • International Multicultural Film Festival
    Melbourne
    Australia
    October 2, 2022
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Lliane Clarke, Kaye Tuckerman, Otgadahe Whitman-Fox

This film is created by Lliane Clarke and co-directed by Lliane Clarke, Kaye Tuckerman and Otgadahe Whitman-Fox.

Lliane Clarke is a Sydney, Australia-based writer, director, producer. This is her second feature film. She is the Artistic Director of Voices of Women.

Kaye Tuckerman is based in New York City, and continues to work throughout the USA, Canada, London, Europe, Australia. She has directed multiple theatre productions throughout Australia and Asia, and most recently has directed the short films: ‘Fragile’, ‘Black Canvas’, ‘Permission’, ‘Still Here’, ‘Trumped’. Kaye is a graduate of Australia’s two most prestigious arts institutions: WAAPA – Bachelor of Arts Music Theatre and NIDA – Post Graduate Diploma Directing.

Otgadahe Whitman-Fox is an actor based in Sante Fe New Mexico and is on the board of New Mexico Women in Film. She has appeared in several films as an actor and this is her first directing role. She is a proud First Nations American woman.

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Director Statement

Personal stories in short form are the basis of the creative vision and spoken and written by women across two vast nations. At the heart of the vision is storytelling and diversity, with First Nations stories at the centre. Smashing the stories together with music written in direct response to them creates a collage of organic spoken word and musical soundscape that reflects a playlist of story. Colour and light are intense and saturated as we leap from one world to the next. The overall effect is a picture of women speaking to us directly from their heart.

Sharing stories changes the world, changes the paradigm of conversation globally and changes our shared experience. This film comes at a time when the power and uniqueness of a voice of a woman across the world is even more important to share. Women’s lives are made up of an entanglement of obligations, hopes and dreams and cultural connection and expectation. Yet our commonalities across cultures and countries are strong and what we have in common is expressed in our every day lives. Inevitably our lives are marked by injustice and trauma of the past, but when we share that with an open heart as a first person speaking, we create a deep empathy and understanding of what we are facing. And while tolerance is an outcome, also inspiration and joy and love follow.