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The Bones

Directed by Jeremy Xido
Canada, Germany
98 minutes
All Ages
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Take a prehistoric plunge into the high-stakes fossil trade, where dinosaur bones are in big demand and palaeontology is losing out to deep-pocket private collectors. CPH:DOX selected.

From Mongolia to Montana, dedicated scientists trawl the ground to understand the past and future of our climate-change impacted planet. Meanwhile, Gobi Desert skull hunters recklessly destroy precious sites. The Bones is full of unforgettable characters: one palaeontologist haggles over discoveries with Saharan landowners, while over in Montana, Jack Horner (a Jurassic Park advisor) faces stiff competition for anything T-Rex-related. This dusty, hard-scrabble world is a far cry from the Parisian auction house where a giant triceratops sells for 6.6 million euros. Exploring the intersection of science and capitalism, The Bones is a highly entertaining and cinematic feast directed by SFF alum Jeremy Xido.

Limited seats are available for patrons requiring access for wheelchairs, low vision and hearing loop. Please contact our ticketing team directly on 1300 733 733 or tickets@sff.org.au to complete your booking.
Fascinating excavation of the true value of dinosaur bones to finders, collectors, museums and scientists … as engagingly entertaining as it is informative
Wendy Ide, Screen International


Sat 8 Jun
Event Cinemas George Street - Cinema 3
Assisted Listening
Past Event Cancel
Mon 10 Jun
Event Cinemas George Street - Cinema 3
Assisted Listening
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
International Documentaries
All Ages
Canada, Germany
In English, French and Mongolian in English subtitles
Jeremy Xido
Ina Fichman
Jeremy Xido, Nick Taylor, Eamonn O'Connor
Kaveh Nabatian, Claire Sanford, Bettina Borgfeld, Johan Legraie, Étienne Roussy, Léna Mill Reuillard, Sarah Blum
Boban Chaldovich, Tom Randaxhe, Jacob Thusen, Nick Taylor
Australian Premiere
Documentary, Animals & Creatures, Science & Technology
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