Fantome Island

Unclassified 18+
Sean Gilligan, 88 mins, Australia, 2011, Digital Betacam. Courtesy: Strong & Smart Inc.

Fantome Island
Fantome Island

At the age of seven, Joe Eggmolesse was taken from his family, put on a train and sent to a leprosarium on Fantome Island, located off the Queensland coast.

Many years later, he returns to confront the memory of his childhood on the island, to pay tribute to those who lived and died there, and to inscribe his own unique story into official Australian history.

Drawing on an evocative archive, the film exposes how an ideology of racism and eugenics worked to justify horrific treatment of Australia's Indigenous communities.

In uncovering this shameful history, Fantome Island is a testimony of strength and endurance, demonstrating one man's incredible capacity for forgiveness and love.

Features a Q&A with star of the film, Joe Eggmolesse and Executive Producer, Mark Newman

Dates   Sat 26 May 2012, 6.30pm
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