One Day For Peace

In one of the most multicultural cities in the world, One Day For Peace takes us on a journey across the suburbs of Western Sydney to ask: what do you believe? Produced by Urban Theatre Projects, this multi-faith documentary combines everyday ritual with reflections on humanity, impermanence and social justice. One Day For Peace wrestles with some big (and not so big) questions inside homes, prayer houses and from the back seat of a taxi.

To make the documentary, Director Rosie Dennis spoke with more than 100 people across cultures, religions and regions in Western Sydney, and interviewed over 50 individuals. The final documentary features people from many different faiths, including Aboriginal Spirituality, Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Mandaeanism, Meditation, Orthodox Christianity and Sikhism.

One Day For Peace invites us into the daily lives of these people as they speak openly about what they believe, how and why they practice, their questions and doubts, and their understanding of life, death, divinity and the afterlife.

  • Rosie Dennis
    Bre & Back
  • Sam James
  • Nick Beauman A.S.E
    Little Women, My Brilliant Career, Charlotte Gray
  • Bin Li
    Additional Editing
    Moulin Rouge, House of Flying Daggers
  • Mark Blackwell
    Sound Recordist
  • James Brown
  • Aaron Symonds
    Additional Music
  • Tian Zhang
  • Julieanne Campbell
    Executive Producers
  • Rosie Dennis
    Executive Producers
  • Antonia Seymour
    Associate Producer
    Bre & Back
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    27 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 4, 2016
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  • Compass (ABC TV)

    September 25, 2016
Director Biography - Rosie Dennis

Rosie Dennis is the current Artistic Director of Urban Theatre Projects. She creates work renowned for distinct beauty, universality and currency. Prior to joining UTP Rosie’s live performance work was presented at more than 25 festivals across Central Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. She has received a number of new work commissions including: Carriageworks, Channel 4 (UK), ABC TV, Arnolfini (UK) and Mousonturn Kunstlerhaus (GER). Most recently she has directed two documentaries, Bre & Back and One Day For Peace.

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