Off Country MIFF@CinefestOZ

Off Country MIFF@CinefestOZ

GENERAL SCREENING
Fri
27
Fri Aug 27 12:30 PM

Cinema 2 Orana Cinemas Busselton
General Admission
120 Mins
August
Fri Aug 27

DOORS OPEN: 12pm 

Off Country follows the lives of seven Indigenous students as they leave home to spend a year boarding at Geelong Grammar School in Victoria. Among the most prestigious schools in the country Geelong Grammar taught the likes of Prince Charles, Malcolm Fraser, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, Kerry Packer and Helen Garner, to name a few.

Capturing life from inside the boarding house, on the sports field and in the classroom Off Country follows the 2020 school year as the pandemic throws boarding school life into chaos. Forcing students home for much of the year, the long lockdown brings the sacrifices required to complete a boarding school education into sharp focus.

Off Country combines personal observational storytelling and set interviews to canvas a broad range of issues. Driven by the students’ stories and told entirely in their own words. Off Country creates a historic record of one of Australia's key Indigenous education pathways and a complex portrait of what it is to be an Indigenous child in Australia today.

A filmmaker Q&A follows the screening.

MIFF@CinefestOZ: A Presentation of the Melbourne International Film Festival Premiere Fund. 

Please note: this film comes with the option of open captions. If you’d like this option for this screening please email through to ticketingsupport@cinefestoz.com 24 hours before the screening 


Why not plan a South West adventure at the same time as CinefestOZ? We recommend making accommodation, restaurant and tour bookings early to avoid disappointment. Plan your stay and 'wander out yonder' with Western Australia in Australia’s South West and Your Margaret River.

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August
Fri Aug 27

Cinema 2 Orana Cinemas Busselton

27 Albert Street Busselton, Western Australia, 6280