FIRESTARTER – THE STORY OF BANGARRA

FIRESTARTER – THE STORY OF BANGARRA

DOCO OF THE MONTH
Thu
22
Thu Apr 22 6:00 PM

Arc Cinema
General Admission
96 Mins
April
Thu Apr 22

2020 | DCP | AUS| D: Wayne Blair, Nel Minchin  

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. 
 
As the 20th century turns into the 21st, you can’t tell the story of Aboriginal Australia without featuring Bangarra – indeed they tell the story. And at the core of it there are these three beautiful boys. The holy trinity – Hetti Perkins, art Curator and author 
 
It's a living record of a found family that has striven to build a better Australia for First Peoples, a film that places culture at the heart of our national story’ – Time Out  

April
Thu Apr 22

Arc Cinema

1 McCoy Circuit Acton, Australian Capital Territory, 2601