FIRESTARTER
THE STORY OF BANGARRA

Directed by Wayne Blair and Nel Minchin
Australia
90 minutes
15+
Directed by Wayne Blair (The Sapphires, Top End Wedding) and Nel Minchin (Matilda & Me, Making Muriel), Firestarter features powerfully cinematic dance sequences commissioned especially for the documentary – capturing the stunning visual language and heightened drama that Bangarra is famous for.
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Passionate, poignant and compelling: the story of three Indigenous brothers (the Pages) who took a newly born Australian dance company and turned it into a First Nations cultural powerhouse

Marking Bangarra Dance Theatre’s 30th anniversary, Firestarter tells the story of Bangarra’s birth and spectacular growth through the eyes of the brothers and company alumni. This captivating documentary 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. Featuring authentic storytelling, technique and deeply moving performances, combined with inimitable soundscapes, candid interviews (including Sydney Festival’s Wesley Enoch and Sydney Dance Company’s Graeme Murphy) and a treasure trove of archival footage.

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Sun 15 November
6:30pm
Warrina Cineplex Townsville
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Classification
15+
Country
Australia
Language
In English
Director
Wayne Blair and Nel Minchin
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