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Ablaze: Film Screening with Alec Morgan

2023-02-09 18:30:00 2023-02-09 20:30:00 Australia/Sydney Ablaze: Film Screening with Alec Morgan Ablaze director Alec Morgan will introduce the film and host a Q&A after the screening.The astonishing true story of the... Australia Lauren Page lpage@hornsby.nsw.gov.au
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Location: Hornsby Library, 28-44 George St, Hornsby NSW 2077
Event cost: Free. Bookings essential.
Contact: Hornsby Shire Libraries
Email: library@hornsby.nsw.gov.au

Ablaze director Alec Morgan will introduce the film and host a Q&A after the screening.

The astonishing true story of the first Indigenous filmmaker – Yorta Yorta man, Bill Onus. This feature documentary sets out to solve the mystery surrounding a 70-year-old silent film recently discovered inside a vault believed to be made by William ‘Bill’ Onus, a film which recorded the birth of the Aboriginal civil rights movement in 1946.

Bill Onus is a truly heroic cultural and political figure who revived his people’s culture in the 1940s and 1950s and ignited a civil rights movement.

Ablaze also traces the yet untold story of how a handful of passionate activists stood against government racial policies intent on destroying First Nations languages, cultures and communities, and how they changed the course of history.

Dr Michael Bennett Chairperson HARR will describe the connections Bill Onus had to the Hornsby Shire.

Ablaze movie cover

Hornsby Library

28-44 George St, Hornsby NSW 2077