JOAO DUJON PEREIRA
Dujon is a Melbourne based filmmaker. As well as freelancing as a cinematographer and editor, Dujon has produced and directed a number of documentaries, including his first feature documentary La Segunda Conquista filmed in Argentina in 2006. He has also created a range of other media content including short documentaries, music videos and short films under Optical Alkemi. Many of Dujon's personal productions have had distinct leanings toward environmental, arts and human focused pieces.
Black Hole is the most ambitious project to date for Dujon. A fully independent production, it has presented a multitude of challenges, but has also provided insight into one of the most significant issues in Australia's history.
A fourteen month journey from inception, Black Hole has taken him on a remarkable adventure into the inner workings of the political and corporate structures at work within Australia. Dujon went to great length to capture all opinions and views surrounding the Maules Creek coalmine project. Unfortunately, there were people in the community including mine workers who were not prepared to speak on camera. For him, this is not an anti mining film, from the outset his vision was to engage human emotion. During filming, Dujon was embedded on the frontline in the groundswell of opposition from the community far and wide at Maules Creek, Leard State Forest. This has left an indelible mark on him as a filmmaker, citizen and ultimately a human being.
His passion for storytelling through film increases each day. The ability to entertain, educate and emotionally touch a person is addictive, and it is certainly an addiction he will happily carry for the rest of his life.
Portrait of an Artist - Mystery
" A rare and very intimate insight into the work of an exceptional artist, beautifully filmed and weaved together in the edit"
Not in our Name
"WOW This is amazing.....gave me goose bumps and bought tears to
my eyes....Thank you so much for creating and sharing it...very powerful"
RSF - 2015 Retrospective
"Perfectly showcased the vibe, atmosphere, sense of community, music, art, everything. Beautifully
shot and flawlessly edited"
-Glen J Scrymgour-
La Segunda Conquista
"A documentary imperative to understanding the functions of
land mafia in the Patagonian Andes"
-Festival de Cine-
MINING EYE IN THE SKY
HOST A CINEMA SCREENING
"The film is a riveting wake-up
on the vast and greedy forces
overrunning Earth's ability to cope.
Every Australian should see this
film, not least Tony Abbott.”
- Bob Brown -
"Black Hole is one of the most important
Australian documentaries produced in the last
34 years in this country. It covers environmental
activism like no other film and covers one of our
biggest challenges to Climate change;
the export of coal."
- Prof. Peter Christoff -