A Castle The Medi Evil Nightmare
Diarmuid Hannigan. email firstname.lastname@example.org
What this film is about.
The film exposes the reason for the disrespect for family and community within Australia`s Judicial Structure and the impact this has on the contemporary Australian family, it explores its roots within the reality of Terra Nullius and the desperate need to make a Treaty with the original peoples of the land.
Australia was invaded by A “Medieval Castle”, a European construct of war and exploitation. The lack of Treaty means our current legal structure is failing all of the people in our nation, both the original peoples and the families that make up the wider community; through its failure to respect family and community.
“A Castle” portrays the reality of the nation’s legal roots, brings them into a contemporary world and blends the modern with the spirituality of its soul, its original peoples, to bring about a solution through healing, via a “Tragic Comedy”.
The story has three branches, The Everyday Australian Family, The Aboriginal People and The Lawyers, the people who run the judicial structure, and those whom they protect. Australia’s relationship with sheep, thread throughout the film to bring together a story that exposes the clash of cultures that still impacts on all of us.
The story of the Australian Family is about the death of the last remaining parent in a family and how the estate and the family are treated after the death of the father by the legal profession.
The story of The Aboriginal Peoples` is about their destruction through legal process and the invasion of the sheep and their request for acknowledgment of a 50,000 year old spiritual connection to country through a formalised treaty.
The story of The Lawyers, the Judicial Structure is about the culture of the people who have formed it, the culture of the people who operate within it and their cultural disrespect for family and community in favour of their own financial gain, the role they have placed in the past in the attempts of annihilation of the aboriginal peoples through to the present day atrocities, which are being inflicted upon all our community, both black and white.
The film identifies the historical flaws within the Australian Legal Structure through its failure to have a treaty with its original peoples and the consequences of that omission, which has prevented “the respect of family and community” to be a critical element in the formation of our Judicial System and the laws we live by.
The hubris that exudes through the behaviour and the sense of superiority above the citizens of the nation, displayed by the lawyer cartel is a fertile store to display its irony through targeted humour, more aptly described as taking the piss.
The film utilises the similarities of oppressive legalism currently in use against The Everyday Australian Family and what has and is being used against The Aboriginal People.
When the father of the family Walter dies he passes into the world of the spirit. Through that portal Walter`s spirit becomes enmeshed with those spirits that have formed this country. Through friendship and trust a bond is formed between these two cultures as they work together to create a change. The inequity created by the invasion of The Medieval Castle is exposed and shown to adversely impact on everyone.
A divinity via a message from the full moon and a plebiscite held on Facebook forces us to question and to demand a structural change within the working of the law and the behaviour of those who practice it.
The chasm of power inequity between the two entities; “The Judicial structure”, the defenders of the castle, those who live within its walls and “The everyday people”, the exploited peasants who live outside the castle walls, provide an abundance of electrifying material for a tragic comedy.
Through that wry humour unique to the Australian vehicular, the film projects the modern day inequity the Australian people face due to the historical denial of respect for family and community without treaty that are the laws that have formed our judicial structure. The wool industry and the invasion of the sheep is the thread that binds the film entwined with the original peoples and the ancient spirit of this land.