9th Arakwal NAIDOC Film Screening July 5
The Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ are thrilled to present two inspiring aboriginal short films selected from the finalists of Flickerfest 2016, local short ‘Nan And A Whole Lot Of Trouble’ & ‘Under Skin In Blood’; plus the acclaimed feature ‘SPEAR’ directed by Bangarra Dance Theatre’s artistic director & choreographer Stephen Page. This outstanding film is produced by John Harvey and stars Hunter Page-Lochard & Aaron Pedersen.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with ‘SPEAR’ producer John Harvey & Flickerfest director Bronwyn Kidd.
“SPEAR, Australia’s first contemporary Indigenous dance film is an exhilarating cinematic debut for choreographer Stephen Page and his talented team of local film-makers.” Luke Buckmaster, film reviewer The Guardian
This programme will take you on a special journey with some of the freshest aboriginal filmmakers today. Come along & enjoy these unique stories from incredible filmmakers & support the celebration of the aboriginal culture during NAIDOC week with this programme of amazing films.
A fundraiser for the Arakwal Corporation & supported by the Indigenous Coordination Centre.
Writer: Sue McPherson | Director: Dena Curtis | Producer: Lois Randall
Nan, of Aboriginal and Irish descent, keeps a photo album of dead family members. Younger sister Min believes this morbid European tradition is culturally inappropriate. Told with warmth and humour, this short film tackles cultural taboos.
Writer/Director: Larissa Behrendt | Producer: John Harvey
Inspired by real events experienced by Aboriginal workers in the 1970s at the Baryugil asbestos mine in New South Wales, a woman recalls happier times before her life was ruined by something nobody could see.
Spear – 84min / 2015 / Drama
Writers: Justin Monjo & Stephen Page | Director: Stephen Page | Producer: John Harvey
Starring: Hunter Page-Lochard, Aaron Pedersen and Djakapurra Munyarryun
A young man reconciles ancient tradition with the modern, urban world in this debut feature from Stephen Page, artistic director of Australia’s renowned Bangarra Dance Theatre.
See the SPEAR Trailer here
Plus, Screenworks will be hosting a screen industry workshop with SPEAR producer John Harvey prior to the screening from 4.30pm – 6pm . An ‘in conversation’ with John Harvey covering his filmmaking process, the workshop is an invitation only event. If you are interested in attending, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is sponsored by Screenworks.
This event is recommended for age 15+ only