Mercury Cinema Zach's Ceremony

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Dir. Aaron Petersen (M) 96 min - In English
In this engaging and affecting documentary, filmmaker Aaron Petersen captures the pre- teenage and teenage years of a young Indigenous Australian boy named Zach Doomadgee, following him from ages ten to sixteen.

Zach was born in Sydney but has deep ties to the Waanyi, Garawa and Ganggalida people of Far North Queensland, amongst whom his father Alec was raised.

When Zach is ultimately sent by Alec to his ancestral lands in Queensland to take part in his initiation, the audience is taken inside a rite-of-passage rarely, if ever, captured by outsiders. This is moving stuff. It treats its subject matter with patience and empathy.
Go see it. - Jarrod Walker - Filmink
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