the view from Epiphany Hill

Seeking Raimond Gaita - the view from Epiphany Hill

Castlemaine Documentary Festival is supporting production of a film about the life and work of much loved philosopher Raimond Gaita. 

Gaita spent his 1950s childhood at Baringhup (30kms west of Castlemaine), a location he has returned to in the latter part of his life. Understanding philosophy as a vocation, a way to honour the gift of his humanity rather than merely a profession, Gaita’s work is deeply informed by lessons he absorbed as a child, documented in his celebrated book “Romulus, My Father”. 

Seeking Raimond Gaita sees the philosopher revisiting places and stories that have shaped his life and his work and exploring enduring preoccupations – human vulnerability, the meaning of compassion and human dignity, our need of truth and justice, and the love of country.

The Festival hopes to present work-in-progress from this project in 2024, leading to a premiere screening of the finished film in 2025.

Seeking Raimond Gaita is a project by Reckless Eye Productions
Images courtesy of National Portrait Gallery and Dave Tacon

Donate to support this film

CDoc is inviting tax-deductible donations to support the production of the film through our fundraising partnership with Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR). All donations over $2 are tax-deductible. Please click the button below to make your donation. You will be redirected to the FRRR website and online donation facility, check the tick-box for CDoc Community Production Projects to support this film.