Firestarter marks Bangarra Dance Theatre’s 30th anniversary.
Taking us through Bangarra’s birth and spectacular growth, the film recognises Bangarra’s founders and tells the story of how three young Aboriginal brothers — Stephen, David and Russell Page — turned the newly born dance group into a First Nations cultural powerhouse. Through the eyes of the brothers and company alumni, Firestarter explores the loss and reclaiming of culture, the burden of intergenerational trauma, and – crucially – the power of art as a messenger for social change and healing.
|Release Date||18 February 2021|
|Running Time||1hr 40m|
|Rating||M | Mature themes and coarse language|
|Director||Wayne Blair, Nel Minchin|