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MOFF // Zach's Ceremony + The Namatjira Project

MOFF // Zach's Ceremony + The Namatjira Project

On August 18, 2018

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MOFF or Moncrieff Occasional Film Festival is a new initiative to present a program of specialty films. Each event will consist of two feature length movies responding to the same theme. The time we are celebrating a mini festivals is based on First Nation Stories with ZACH'S CEREMONY and THE NAMATJIRA PROJECT.


ZACH'S CEREMONY Growing up isn’t easy, especially for Zach who is rapidly making the transition from boyhood to manhood, in both the modern world and his ancient culture. Pressures from his loving, but staunch father, the temptations of city life and the ever present spectre of racism all take their toll. Ultimately Zach must embrace the traditions and knowledge of his ancestors and awaken the warrior within. Zach's ceremony is an extraordinary, feature-length documentary captured over ten years that shows one boy's journey to manhood in a complex, emotionally driven story. It's themes are universal: that of family and connection, but also explores the fascinating and unique questions of what it means to be a modern man belonging to the oldest living culture on earth. Starring: Aaron Petersen, Alec Doomadgee, Zachariah Doomadgee. Documentary (M) Coarse language and a brief depiction of drug use. Runtime 93 minutes.


THE NAMATJIRA PROJECT From the remote Australian desert to the opulence of Buckingham Palace – Namatjira Project is the iconic story of the Namatjira family, tracing their quest for justice. Albert Namatjira was the first Aboriginal person to be made a citizen by the Australian government. Following the resolution of the struggle for legal rights in two worlds, this film tells the story of how Albert Namatjira’s intellectual property came home to his family. ‘This film is about Albert Namatjira … We come to tell the stories, how he lived. Albert taught all the family to carry on painting. We’re trying to teach our younger generation, and our kids, our grandkids. Keep this legacy strong.’ Gloria Pannka, granddaughter of Albert Namatjira. Documentary (M) Occasional coarse language. Runtime 87 minutes.


MOFF events are all priced at $16 for the two movies and they are strictly 15+ events. The first movie will begin at 6.30pm and there will be a 20 minute intermission between films. Light refreshments will be available for purchase and the bar will be open.


2018-08-18 04:00:00
2018-08-18 04:00:00