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Restoration Island

About the film

With the collapse of his business and personal life, due the 1987 stock market crash, ex-corporate businessman, David Glasheen makes the decision to live on an isolated tropical island in Far North Queensland, Australia. Having now spent 21 years living on Restoration Island, David Glasheen has rediscovered himself and his purpose in life. Using the island as an escape from the stresses of society, David, now 75 years old, reflects on what it was that led him towards this alternative way of living. Using a voice over taken from interview, Restoration Island observes Dave as he lives his life on the island and speaks to the pleasures and struggles of life living isolated from the norms of society.

Runtime 19min 36sec
Premiere Melbourne Premiere

Director(s) Aubrey Comben

Venue Cinema Nova

Address 380 Lygon St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia

Date July 20, 2019

Time 11:00 am

GenresAustralian, Shorts, Melbourne Stories

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