2011 ECU NAIDOC Week Film Night
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Being held at our Mount Lawley Campus, the ECU NAIDOC Week Indigenous Film Night invites you to join us for refreshments, including free soups and damper, before the screening of our feature film Three Boys Dreaming. Directed and produced by Michael Cordell, this film follows three Indigenous boys over four years as they chase the dream of becoming professional AFL footballers. At stake is fame, prestige and a starting salary of $150,000 a year. Film distributed by Ronin Films.
Date: Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Time: 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Location: Kurongkurl Katitjin Gallery, Building 15.127, Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley Campus, 2 Bradford Street, Mount Lawley (enter via Central Ave)
Dress warm, bring a small blanket and enjoy. We hope to see you there!
Places are strictly limited, so please register if you wish to attend.
For further information about this event, please contact Corporate Events on 6304 2011 or email email@example.com
Feature Film: Three Boys Dreaming
Australia 2010 | 85 min | Ronin Films recommends: PG classification
From urban communities to remote desert outposts, Australia’s national game is both an obsession and a tantalising escape route from boredom and poverty for many indigenous teenagers. To run onto the field as an AFL player is to achieve success and respect in both black and white Australia.
Three Boys Dreaming begins with a unique football camp in September 2005 that saw 48 of the best young Indigenous footballers from around the country brought together in Melbourne. The camp provided an opportunity to improve their skills, to hear the wisdom of Cathy Freeman and Michael Long – and to play at the MCG.
Over the next four years the lives of five of these boys - from WA, Tasmania and NSW - are closely followed as they chase their common dream. But the road to football stardom is difficult.
Many broader social issues resonate in an intimate, emotional drama as the film chronicles the boys’ success and setbacks not just on the field, but in school, at home, and finally, in a white dominated society. For the barriers that have disappeared on the field are still heavily entrenched off it. Three Boys Dreaming celebrates the dogged and aspirational spirit of Aboriginal Australians. It is a universal story, but also uniquely Australian.