Growing up isn’t easy, especially for Zach who is rapidly making the transition from boyhood to manhood, in both the modern world and his ancient aboriginal culture. Pressures from his loving, but staunch father, the temptations of city life and the ever present spectre of racism all take their toll. Ultimately Zach must embrace the traditions and knowledge of his ancestors and awaken the warrior within.
Zach’s Ceremony is an extraordinary, feature-length documentary captured over ten years that shows one boy’s journey to manhood in a complex, emotionally driven story. Its themes are universal: that of family and connection, but it also explores the fascinating and unique question of what it means to be a modern man belonging to the oldest living culture on earth.
Rated: R (18+)
Runtime: 1hr 54mins
Wide Angle Cinema is a curated programme of important Australian films screening every month at the Wide Angle Screen Centre in South Hobart. With support from the City of Hobart, Wide Angle Tasmania presents a feature length programme for free to audiences.