When:3:00pm, Sunday 27 May
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.
Wangala Films started filming Zach Doomadgee when he was 10 years old. He was living in Sydney with his father Alec Doomadgee and his four siblings when he first started to share his thoughts about growing up and the importance of his Aboriginal culture. Over the years, the filmmakers witnessed Zach living in two worlds. Zach experienced life in the city, but would frequently go back home to Doomadgee in Far North Queensland and live the traditional life.
Tuggeranong Arts Centre is hosting a special Reconciliation Week screening of Zach’s Ceremony – the uplifting and moving coming-of-age feature documentary debut from director Aaron Pederson, which follows the complex journey of Zach Doomadgee from boyhood to manhood. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Zach Doomadgee and his father, creator and producer Alec Doomadgee. A reception will follow with live music from the Monica Moore Trio and refreshments.
Entry is free, but please register to guarantee a seat.