Set against the country’s bleak provincial wastelands a 13-year-old boy receives a letter from his absent mother and sets off alone in search of her.…
Special Mention, Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO, 2015
The directorial debut feature from Stephen Page, Spear tells a contemporary Aboriginal story through movement and dance. Working with creatives from his world renowned ‘Bangarra Dance Theatre’, Page brings this visually stunning and ground-breaking collaboration between dancers and filmmakers to the screen. From the vast skies of the outback to the rough industrial city streets Spear is the journey of a young Aboriginal man, Djali, as he journeys through his community to understand what it means to be a man with ancient traditions in a modern world. Spear is a powerful reflection on carrying the flame of timeless rituals and poignantly tells of the continuing cultural connection of Indigenous people.
The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.