THIS IS AUSTRALIA

BELLINGEN, THE PROMISED LAND

ENCORE SCREENING OF BELLINGEN, THE PROMISED LAND

By the 1970s the global counter-culture movement had well and truly reached Australia, seeing young, educated hippies from well-to-do families moving to the Bellingen region to live an alternate lifestyle. Back then, Bellingen was a rundown, very quiet country town with many businesses quietly suffering. New ideas, new ways of living – and a new …

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THE FURNACE

THE FURNACE

NOMINEE · BEST FILM · VENICE HORIZONS AWARD · VENICE It’s 1897. Caravaneers, brought to Australia by the British from Persia, Afghanistan, and India, drive camels across the Western Australian desert to trade between colony outposts near Mount Magnet and Kalgoorlie. Having developed close relations with the Indigenous population, whose knowledge of the unforgiving terrain …

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THE LEADERSHIP

THE LEADERSHIP

Set against one of Earth’s last pockets of glorious untouched wilderness, The Leadership follows the maiden voyage of the first Homeward Bound program, designed to prepare women in STEMM for leadership roles within their respective fields – set against the sublime icy backdrop of the southern continent. Onboard the mammoth ocean liner is Australian Fabian …

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HIGH GROUND

HIGH GROUND

The year is 1919. Australian colonial soldier Travis (Simon Baker, Breath) leads a military operation that goes horribly wrong, ending in the massacre of nearly an entire tribe of Indigenous Dharrpa people. Twelve years later, a campaign of vengeful attacks upon white settlers rocks the region. A feared Dharrpa warrior, Baywara (Sean Mununggurr), seeks retribution, …

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