Special Screening - Zach's Ceremony
The School of Social Science is hosting a special screening of the Australian documentary Zach’s Ceremony at the Schonell Theatre on September 20 at 3pm. The film won the audience award for best documentary at both the Sydney Film Festival in June and the Melbourne International Film Festival this month. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the star of the film Zach, his father Alec Doomadgee, and UQ Professor of Anthropology David Trigger.
Filmed over ten years, Zach's Ceremony follows a young Aboriginal boy growing up between two worlds. Torn between the attractions of inner city Sydney and the ancient traditions of northern Australia's Gulf Country, Zach struggles to find his place. The film raises issues of family, identity and belonging, history and tradition, and modernity and cultural change, that are relevant to all Australians. It offers a glimpse into intimate aspects of Aboriginal life rarely captured on film or seen by wider audiences.
UQ Anthropology has a long standing relationship with Zach’s family and community and the School is honoured to welcome Zach and Alec for this special event.
To register for your free ticket click here.