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Sun, 10 Oct



ABLAZE with Q&A post film (Nambour)

Unforgettable story about a lost film, a grandson's journey to learn more about his past and the early days of the movement for First Nations rights. Very moving.

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ABLAZE with Q&A post film (Nambour)
ABLAZE with Q&A post film (Nambour)

Time & Location

10 Oct 2021, 2:00 pm

Nambour, Centenary Square, Currie St, Nambour QLD 4560, Australia

About the Event

Narrated by opera singer and academic turned debutant co-director Tiriki Onus, ABLAZE  tells the story of a silent lost film, seemed to have been made by his grandfather, Bill Onus, which takes him and the viewer on an amazing journey which is both personal and rich in social history.

Bill Onus was an impresario, entertainer, theatre owner and much more. His life took him to the forefront of the struggle for civil rights for his people and the rich archive here reveals much about the Onus family and Australia's past.

It's a gentle documentary film, (and for this much credit must go to Tiriki who is the mild detective throughout) with a strong and compelling narrative that all Australian's should see.

Much like its subjects, this MIFF Premiere Fund supported historical kaleidoscope embodies the power of art to educate and to stimulate social change.



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