IN CINEMAS MAY 26
- Palace Cinemas Electric Canberra Visit Website
Viewer advice: Contains themes of violence and oppression against Indigenous Australians.
The true story of the first Aboriginal filmmaker William Bill Onus.
Ablaze tells the story of Bill Onus, a Yorta Yorta and Wiradjuri man from Victoria, 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.
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.
In Cinemas May 26
Alec Morgan & Tiriki Onus