Firestarter - The Story of Bangarra - Thu 11 Mar 2021
Firestarter - The Story of Bangarra - Thu 11 Mar 2021
Firestarter – The Story of Bangarra (2020)

Presented by BIRRARANGGA Film Festival

Firestarter – The Story of Bangarra | Opening Night film + afterparty

Wayne Blair, and Nel Minchin | Australia | | Unclassified (15+)
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Bangarra is a Wiradjuri word which means “to make fire”. 

Firestarter marks Bangarra Dance Theatre’s 30th anniversary. Taking us through Bangarra’s birth and spectacular growth, the film recognises Bangarra’s founders and tells the story of how three young Aboriginal brothers — Stephen, David and Russell Page — turned the newly born dance group into a First Nations cultural powerhouse. Through the eyes of the brothers and company alumni, Firestarter explores the loss and reclaiming of culture, the burden of intergenerational trauma, and – crucially – the power of art as a messenger for social change and healing.

Format: DCP
Language: English
Duration: 96 min

When

Thu 11 Mar 2021

7pm

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Duration

96 mins

Rating

Unclassified (15+)

Restricted to persons 15 and over unless accompanied by an adult. Warning: This film contains scenes or themes of suicide that some audience members may find disturbing. Viewer discretion advised.

Where

Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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Pre-screening short film: El Color Negro

Director: Andy Hodgson | USA | 2020 | 3 mins

There is so much more to the colour black than a shade on a spectrum. In fact, black is not a colour, no. It’s a shade in the same category as white. Andy Hodgson's creative exploration of the meaning of BLACK will be screened before Firestarter.

El Color Negro - short film by Andy Hodgson

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