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July 2016

Melbourne International Film Festival 2016

There is little doubt that the Melbourne International Film Festival is the premiere film festival in Australia. There are three reasons for this: the curatorship is brave, broad-minded and always intriguing. The program allows for multiple viewings of the one film, especially documentaries and Australian films. And importantly the program is larger than any other festival and the audience is hungry and attentive.

FilmInk Interviews Zach’s Ceremony – Anthony O’Connor

Anthony O'Connor talks to director, Aaron Petersen, Associate Producer, Alec Doomadgee, and Zach Doomadgee, the subject of the excellent indigenous doco, 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.