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Ablaze

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SKU: DVD-1224
size: 13.70cm W × 19.10cm H × 1.40cm D
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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 people's 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.

Viewer advice: Contains themes of violence and oppression against Indigenous Australians.

Running Time: 84 mins

Classification: PG (Themes of racial discrimination)

ATOM has also produced a study guide for Ablaze. This study guide is available for download here.

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