Paper Trails

Paper Trails

Anne Deveson was a magnificent woman: the first female talk-back broadcaster in Australia, she was also a writer, activist, mental health advocate, and mother. When director Sari Braithwaite met Anne in 2015, she was attempting to bundle up thousands of private papers for the National Library of Australia (NLA). Sari offered to help and over the next six months they transform Anne's 85-year paper trail into a mountain of neatly stacked brown boxes for the permanent collection at the NLA. But during this time, Anne's brain starts to fail her. Alzheimer's, the illness that took her mother and grandmother, is gaining hold, and she is feeling the pressure to move into care. While she has stacks of miscellaneous files to sort, Anne has resolved to keep living in her own home, on her own terms. As she seeks to make sense of her life through the archives, she discovers that the storylines she's seeking to piece together are becoming harder and harder to find. What to keep, what to discard? Anne writes in her diary, "Who am I to think I matter?" The film weaves between Anne Deveson's present and past as we time travel through her rich archive, exploring the changes and repetitions that appear over a lifetime. While Anne may be packing her life's work into boxes it is, at best, a mirage of order. The chaotic beauty of Anne Deveson, or any of us, defies a singular telling or definitive portrait.

Running Time
28 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Short, Documentary
Sari Braithwaite
Sari Braithwaite
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about short «Paper Trails» (19)

Nicole Mills avatar
Nicole Mills

I absolutely love this movie! When you get the urge, watch this movie instead, it will be worth it!

Christina Arnold avatar
Christina Arnold

Sari Braithwaite is an impeccable storyteller. That’s why was astonishing and spectacular!

Theresa Howard avatar
Theresa Howard

It is very fantastic movie. Recommend you all to see it!

Timothy S. avatar
Timothy S.

Can't wait to watch the film again to digest it better. Would lose if watched on DVD, without any doubt a film to be enjoyed on the big screen!

Christopher Henry avatar
Christopher Henry

I don't know how many times I watch this one. I don't get tired of watching it. This is a great movie.

Jacob avatar

I'm surprised I've not watched it sooner but hugely enjoyed every moment of this film. This film is up there in my top 10 films!

Larry avatar

I forgot I was watching a movie..

Zachary Owens avatar
Zachary Owens

A truly brilliant story, filmed in a truly brilliant fashion with truly brilliant acting by esp.

Jean avatar

Enjoyable story and well acted

Jacqueline Lucas avatar
Jacqueline Lucas

this movie made me feel like hmmm.