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Zach's Ceremony

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Meet The Filmmaker event: Join the two subjects of documentary ZACH'S CEREMONY, Zach & Alec Doomadgee, as well as director Aaron Petersen, when they come to Cinema Nova for a Q&A screening of this acclaimed film. Hosted by Ben Abbatangelo, the Co-CEO of AIME (Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience), Book now!

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! Growing up isn’t easy, especially for Zach who is rapidly making the transition from boyhood to manhood, in both the modern world and his ancient culture. Pressures from his loving, but staunch father, the temptations of city life and the ever present spectre of racism all take their toll. Ultimately Zach must embrace the traditions and knowledge of his ancestors and awaken the warrior within.

Zach’s Ceremony is an extraordinary, feature-length documentary captured over ten years that shows one boy’s journey to manhood in a complex, emotionally driven story. Its themes are universal: that of family and connection, but also explores the fascinating and unique question of what it means to be a modern man belonging to the oldest living culture on earth.

Release Date: March 30, 2017
Running time: 1hr 40mins
Rating: M

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  • Thursday, March 30, 2017
    6:30pm