Children of the Black Skirt
Three lost children stumble across an abandoned orphanage in the bush. They become trapped in a timeless world, haunted by spirits from the past. They are tormented, too, by the Black Skirt, a cruel governess who floats up and down the orphanage corridors wielding enormous scissors. But as the stories of these forgotten children are told— from pick pocketing incidents in the eighteenth century to the tragedies of the Stolen Generations in the twentieth— their spirits are released, one by one.
Two Hoods ride the train each night to a wrecking yard on the outskirts of the city. Here, in this cemetery of stories, they are storytellers with the power to fast forward, pause and rewind. Tonight, they tell the story of three kids left in a car.
It’s Friday, KFC night and the last day of school before Christmas. Kyle, Jessie and baby brother Troy are waiting in the car for their Mum. Kyle broods in the front seat with visions of X box dancing in his head while Jessie begs him for a game of eye spy. As night closes in, the shopping centre shuts down, their Mum still hasn’t come back and the baby just won’t stop crying.
What do you do when your country is at war, your town is at war, your friends are at war and there’s a war inside your head? You run.
One morning Jade wakes bruised and bleeding on the beach. She thinks she’s alone, that no one will know, but someone was watching from the cave above the cliffs.
Set in a forgotten coastal town, War Crimes tells the gripping story of six teenage girls who have fallen through the gaping cracks of society, fighting to earn their respect and leave their mark by whatever means possible; lest we forget.