The Scribe

The Scribe

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From deep within the engine room of politics comes this superb feature documentary on the master speechwriter Graham Freudenberg - the quintessential political insider. Advisor, confidant, master-crafter and repository, his influence extends way beyond speech writing. Graham was an essential part of the formation and articulation of policies which redefined Australia. His powers of expression continue to inspire and transcend while capturing the very essence of why politics matter. The Scribe interrogates the symbiotic relationship between the speechwriter and the orator as it explores the craft of political speech writing from the man who re-defined the role in Australia. In the process, it examines the changing language of the political environment from the introduction of TV to the arrival of Trump. This is not a bio-pic or a chronology of events, rather it is a cherry pick of the last 50 years from a behind-the-scenes man who was right at the epicentre of the action.