We Are Still Here
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We Are Still Here

We Are Still Here

Thu Aug 25 6:00 PM

Cinema 2 Orana Cinemas Busselton
General Admission
100 Mins
Thu Aug 25

Fri Aug 26

Sun Aug 28


We Are Still Here is an anthology feature film that connects eight characters by their strength and personal stories of survival from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific spanning over 1000 years. Starting in 1860s NZ, a young Māori woman defies her parents by provocatively performing a Haka (war dance), which in turn convinces her tribe to go to war to defend neighbouring tribes against the British colony; an Aboriginal tracker guides a free settler through treacherous and unforgiving Australian landscape ultimately leading him to his death, a young Aboriginal man in Alice Springs works for the attention of a shopkeeper all the while being harassed by a racist police officer but in a comedic turn of events, ultimately has the last say, and a young Māori child must venture into a frozen post-apocalyptic world alone in order to save her grandfather. The eight chapters are interwoven with a distinctive approach to story from a cohort of Indigenous filmmakers.

Please be aware this film may contain themes and topics which may be triggering for some audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.

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 Visit Bunbury Geographe.

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