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Friday, October 14 • 6:30pm - 8:45pm
Zach’s Ceremony - Preceded by Petyarre

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Aaron Peterson
2015 | 92 mins
Country of Production: Australia
Country Featured: Australia
US Premiere | Director in Attendance
Friday, October 14 | 6:30 pm | Program F29

Follow the life of an Indigenous Australian boy over six years as he moves toward a traditional initiation to manhood. Growing up with his father, cultural leader Alec Doomadgee, Zach is caught between two worlds: his urban Australian upbringing and his family’s Aboriginal roots. His mother’s absence looms as his ceremony approaches and Zach grapples with internal conflict stemming from his father’s plans for him, a desire to rebel, and an increasing need for clarity about who he is. Set against a backdrop of racial tension both inside and outside the Indigenous community, Zach’s story is an intimate, heartrending, and ultimately uplifting portrait of a young man struggling to define himself.

Co-presented by the Australian Consulate-General, New York

MARGARET MEAD FILMMAKER AWARD CONTENDER

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Preceded By: Petyarre

Viviana Petyarre
2016 | 25 mins
Country of Production: Australia
Country Represented: Australia
US Premiere | Director in Attendance
Friday, October 14 | 6:30 pm | Program F29

Delve into the art of the Petyarre sisters—internationally acclaimed Indigenous Australian artists—and see their vibrant paintings come to life. Viviana, a young woman visits her “nanas,” Gloria, Kathleen, and Violet Petyarre, and learns of their work’s connection to their home and culture. 

Co-presented by the Australian Consulate-General New York 

For more information, please visit the film page here

Buy tickets here.  


Friday October 14, 2016 6:30pm - 8:45pm
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Attendees (8)