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Toomelah

MA15+ Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian

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Shot without a crew and using a cast of first-timers (except for one experienced actor), the film is a deeply personal project for Sen who based the script on his own experiences and memories of visiting the remote Aboriginal community in the far north of inland NSW.

A masterful balance of sharp social commentary addressing issues such as Aboriginal deaths to custody, long-term unemployment and substance abuse, underscored by a dark, irreverent sense of humour.

Short film screening in this session

Short

Warm Strangers (1997)

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