In Prospect Bay, a remote outpost on the South Australian coast, two communities, the Goonyas and the Nungas, come together on the one field they have in common, the football field. But the...
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In Prospect Bay, a remote outpost on the South Australian coast, two communities, the Goonyas and the Nungas, come together on the one field they have in common, the football field. But the underlying racism and class warfare threatens to make the team's greatest victories irrelevant. This holds particularly true for Blacky, a white teen who is more interested in books than sport, and his best friend, Dumby, the Aboriginal star of the team.
Once the picture went out into the marketplace, it was picked up by the first people to read it. The Adelaide Festival of Arts and public broadcaster SBS Independent were producing a group of films together under the title "Shedding Light" all to premiere at the Adelaide Festival of Arts in 2002. Then Showtime Australia came in followed by the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC). Distributor Palace Films and International Sales Agent Beyond International also then followed, won over by the story's depth, inventiveness, and emotional resonance. The Australian Film Finance Corporation (AFFC) came in to complete the picture, and they became the majority principal investor. Without them, most Australian films would simply never be made. See more »
The shot of Dumby in the coffin show his body laid out below the edge of the coffin. However when Blacky kisses him goodbye, Dumby's head is above the level of the coffin edge. See more »
I watched this movie on SBS last night, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Being from South Australia myself it touched me more than i thought it would, as i somehow lost interest in Aussie Rules Football a number of years ago. A simple yet deep movie, & powerful in a supple way. Depicts the separate lives of indigenous / white fellas living together in a rural setting. Where Even when best of mates from each culture can have dramas just being mates, due to the others color . Reminiscent to me of of Another Great South Australian movie - Fire in the stone . Harsh landscapes & arid South Australian land mixed HOT coastline add to it perfectly . Purely South Australian.
GREAT. do enjoy
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