RFF – FIRESTARTER

RFF – FIRESTARTER

Rating: M   (Mature themes and coarse language)
Duration: 100 mins
Director: Nel Minchin / Wayne Blair
Genre: Documentary

 

RIVIERA FILM FESTIVAL

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.

AWARDS

  • Winner – Best Documentary – 2020 AAFTA Award
  • Winner – Best Documentary – 2020 Adelaide Film Festival
  • Winner – Change Award – 2020 Adelaide Film Festival

Official Trailer