S.Shakthidharan and Vanessa Hyde; Producers


Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Nicholas Brown

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Rosealee Person

November 9, 2018 | Laemmle Music Hall | 7:00pm – 7:55pm


Laka is a cross cultural love story that starts with a first kiss in Sydney, Australia, and ends with a birth in the remote Arnhem land bush. For too many years Lily, a Yolngu woman from the Northern Territory, has suppressed her yearning to go home. Now heavily pregnant, visions of her ancestral land have taken over her waking life. Lily believes it’s her unborn child calling out to her, entreating her to be born on country.

Run Time: 45 min.

Website (with trailer):


Rosealee Pearson
Nicholas Brown

Director: S. Shakthidharan

Screenwriters: Rosealee Pearson, Merrkiyawuy Ganambarr-Stubbs, S. Shakthidharan 

Producers: Vanessa Hyde, S. Shakthidharan

*WHAT: * Film Program
*WHERE:* Laemmle Music Hall | 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
*WHEN:* November 9, 2018

5:30pm – Media Check-In
6:00pm – Red Carpet Arrivals; Interviews
7:00pm to 7:55pm – Screening


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