SEEKING RAIMOND GAITA
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.