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Another Country – Christchurch Premiere – Tues 26th November
26/11/2019 at 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Legendary Aboriginal actor David Gulpilil has spent his adult life trying to navigate his way through two very different cultures: that of his Yolngu people and that of the colonising Australian culture. In Another Country, he gives us first-hand insight into the confusions and chaos that occur in the clash between these cultures.
At the beginning of last century the Australian Government, along with entrepreneurs, opportunists and ‘do-gooders’, made a concerted effort to gain control of the lands of the Yolngu people across northern Arnhem Land, along the central part of northern Australia. The long succession of would-be cattle barons, missionaries and government agents failed to dispossess the Yolngu of their lands, but the introduction of their new ways and different laws succeeded in eroding the heart of a complex culture that was once strong, defiant and self-sufficient.
Another Country is a documentary which considers, from the inside, the ramifications of one culture being dominated by another.
No ads or trailers:
Please note that since we hire cinemas for our screenings, there will be no ads or trailers shown before the film. The film will start shortly after the advertised commencement time (shown on your ticket and on the event pages). For the enjoyment of all the guests (and yourself) please arrive a little before the advertised start time so as not to miss (or disrupt) the beginning of the film.
A portion of your ticket purchase supports the film maker! Thank you for supporting independent film making, and helping educate and build awareness 🙂
Adults = $23 + evenbrite processing fee
Concession (Students & Pensioners) = $18 + eventbrite processing fee
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* Please note that tickets are NOT refundable if you change your mind or are unable to make it on the day. Your tickets cannot be changed to another date. They may however be given to a friend to attend.
Please consider using sustainable transport (walk, train, bus, tram, bicycle) to travel to the venue 🙂
The Hollywood Theatre is located in the seaside suburb of Sumner, Christchurch. From Christchurch Bus Interchange, the fastest way to get there is by taking the Purple Line from Platform A to Marriner Street near Richmond Hill Walk. From this stop, the Hollywood Theatre is a short 2 minute walk up Marriner Street.
The venue and theatre are wheelchair accessible. If you require a wheelchair spot please email us via firstname.lastname@example.org
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