Made over five years, with contributions from hundreds of women and over 200 Australian films, For Love or Money is a pictorial account of women's history in Australia over the past decades. The film chronicles the cycles of women's gains and losses as they are moved in and out of the workforce according to demands of the age, revealing how women's unpaid and voluntary work over the years has kept and continues to keep an entire system running smoothly, both in peacetime and in war. In this culture, women do the work that is never paid or still even recognised as real work. This film shows how this system determines the kinds of jobs women do in the paid workforce--the low-paid, low-status jobs--and how women have fought and organised for equality and wage justice for over a century. For Love or Money remains relevant today as women continue the unfinished campaigns for equal pay, maternity leave and childcare, and still carry the major responsibility for caring and nurturing in the culture of individualism.
Filmmaker Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the health effects of the average high sugar diet found across the dominant culture of globalisation. In the vein of Supersize Me, this film is Gameau's personal journey as an indictment on the entire industrial food system--most interestingly and especially, the perceived 'healthy' foods laden with sugar, such as fruit juices, muesli-bars, and low-fat 'health' foods. There is an increasing awareness that we all live in an age of sugar, with the population of our planet consuming considerably larger quantities of sugar than ever before--especially as most of these sugars are hidden or otherwise purposefully obfuscated. There are links between this pervasive sugar diet to obesity and mental illness, as well as serious concerns about behaviour, addiction, emotional stability, and cognitive function. This film stirs the pot about all these issues, as a comprehensive investigation into the very concepts of modern consumerism pertaining to modern food.