Ablaze

Bill Onus, a Yorta Yorta and Wiradjuri man from Victoria, was a truly heroic cultural and political figure who revived his peopleʼs culture in the 1940s and ignited a civil rights movement that would, against enormous odds, change the course of history.

Told by his grandson Tiriki through rare archival footage, state-of-the-art animation, vividly created digital motion graphics and eye-witness accounts, ABLAZE is the compelling tale – part detective story, part contemporary opera – of how Bill and supporters brilliantly orchestrated their campaign for equality through performance, entertainment, film and sheer audacity outsmarted mighty forces seeking to destroy Indigenous cultures, languages, and communities.

“A powerful, personal portrait” -The Conversation
“Reframes our artistic past with affection and passion” -ScreenHub
“An utterly essential documentary about a lost slice of Australian film history” -The Curb
Monday, 4th July

Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed Captions or Audio Description available for individual/personal use in those shows indicating a 'CC & AD' notation on a film's session time booking button. Please note that only selected sessions are capable of offering the Closed Captions or Audio Description option, please contact the cinema in the event of confusion to avoid disappointment.

Session times for the new cinema week, commencing each Thursday, will be released the Tuesday afternoon prior

Rating PG
Genre Documentary
Running Time 84
Language
New & Noteworthy
Closed Caption eNews Privilege MDFF Monthly Matinee NT Live met First Nations Acknowledgement