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Shifting Sands – Promise (1997)


A short drama about a grandmother’s tale of her promise marriage.

Curator’s notes

Promise, a short drama from Mitch Torres, is presented as a yarn in the kitchen between a grandmother and her granddaughter. The nanna tells her granddaughter the story of her marriage, a promise marriage that saw her go to live with her aunty to be prepared for marriage. Essentially, a love story that is told in the absence of the love interest – grandfather – but resonates as one of those moments that are a cherished memory.