Anna Broinowski has made documentary films about everything from North Korean propaganda to hoax author Norma Khouri to queer Sydney in the 1990s. In 2016, Anna screened her documentary Pauline Hanson: Please Explain!. She gained exclusive access to the firebrand politician, with whom she developed an unlikely rapport despite their opposing beliefs. Don’t miss Anna talking about the subsequent book, Please Explain, as she reveals her thoughts on the person behind Hanson’s public persona and the rise of populism in Australia.

Presented with the HJ Daley Library.

Anna Broinowski (Australian)

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Anna Broinowski is a filmmaker and author who documents the illicit, subversive and bizzarre. Her films include Pauline Hanson: Please Explain, Aim High in Creation!, Forbidden Lie$, and Helen’s War. She is the recipent of three AFI/AACTAs. Anna’s book about North Korea's propaganda filmmakers, The Director is the Commander, was shortlisted for a Dobbie and won the NIB Alex Buzo shortlist prize. Her latest book is Please Explain: The Rise, Fall and Rise Again of Pauline Hanson.