Toomelah MA 15+

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  • Location: Nambour Civic Cinema, Nambour 4560 Queensland

Director:  Ivan Sen
Cast:        Daniel Connors, Christopher Edwards, Michael Connors

In a remote Indigenous Community of Toomelah, Daniel - a sensitive, troubled 10 year old boy from a broken home - dreams of being a gangster.  When he is kicked out of school he befriends a local gang leader, until a rival gangster arrives back from jail to reclaim his turf.  A showdown ensues and Daniel is caught in the middle, leaving him with a choice to make about his uncertain future.

The film reveals the challenges facing the young Gamiloroi people of the Toomelah Community.  Robbed of much of their traditional culture by Governmenbt policy, it is a community on a cultural edge, struggling for an identity.  It is provocative and yet comic story that transports audiences inside the community, creeating an authentic world and way of life that is "Toomelah".

The film is set entirely in the remote Indigenous community of Toomelah, located on the NSW, QLD border.  It was created as a mission during the 1930's bringing together Gamilaroi and Bijambal people from the surrounding area.

Toomelah MA 15+
2hrs 5m
Country:      Australia

Friday 10th & Sunday 12th February
Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th February
Prices:      Adults $13.50; Concessions $10.50; Member/Child $8.50  

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