The Scribe – Graham Freudenberg, shaper of power, poet of ambition

Graham Freudenberg holds high the flag for decent public discourse as we hold our noses in political sludge.
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The man who wrote the great political speeches in Australia was not even in the room – he always watched from the solitary shadows in which he worked.

Ruth Cullen’s feature documentary is much more than a trawl through recent politics and its not even a lament for our shabbier present. The Scribe is a real work of art and very challenging to make. 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.

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