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Firestarter – The Story of Bangarra

Director: Wayne Blair, Nel Minchin
Documentary Features
Running Time:96:27 minutes
Event Date(s)
1:30 PM EST
Thursday, November 11
Thalian Black

Writers: Wayne Blair, Nel Minchin
Key Cast: Stephen Page, Russell Page, David Page, Frances Rings, Djakapurra Munyarryun
Co-Producer: Nel Minchin
Executive Producers: Ivan O’Mahoney, Nial Fulton
Editors: Nick Meyers, Karen Johnson
Composers: Steve Francis, David Page

Marking Bangarra Dance Theatre’s 30th anniversary, this explosive documentary tells the story of how three young Aboriginal brothers — Stephen, David and Russell Page — took a newly born dance company and, alongside its founders and alumni, turned it into a First Nations cultural powerhouse. Through the eyes of the brothers, this story explores the loss and reclaiming of culture, the burden of inter-generational trauma, and – crucially – the power of art as a messenger for social change and healing.