The Survival of Kindness

YEAR: 2022


As part of the film’s journey to the screen, the circumstances of global disruption, reimagining and change led filmmaker Rolf de Heer to revolutionise his approach to production.

The Survival of Kindness is a film inimitably of its time, an allegory for racism, a thought-provoking and immersive journey.


In a cage on a trailer in the middle of the desert, BlackWoman is abandoned. But BlackWoman seems not ready to pass...she escapes, and walks through pestilence and persecution, from desert to canyon to mountain to city, on a quest that leads to a city, recapture and tragedy. BlackWoman, escaping once more, must find solace in her beginnings.


BlackWoman - Mwajemi Hussein

BrownGirl - Deepthi Sharma

BrownBoy - Darsan Sharma

With Craig Behenna, Andy Davies, Vinod Nair, Gary Waddell, Natasha Wanganeen and William Caught


Writer/director - Rolf de Heer

Producers - Julie Byrne and Rolf de Heer

Co-producer - Ari Harrison

Executive Producers - Domenico Procacci, Sue Murray, Bryce Menzies and Molly Reynolds

Director of Photography - Maxx Corkindale

Production Designer - Maya Coombs

Art Director - Uwe Feiste

Costume Design - Elle Baldock

Film Editor - Isaac Coen Lindsay

Special Visual Effects - Mark Eland

Sound Design - Adam Dixon-Galea and Tom Heuzenroeder

Composer - Anna Liebzeit