News

Grants

Members

What's On

ACMI

Toomelah

Ivan Sen's raw and textured portrait of ten-year-old Daniel, a wannabe gangster living in Toomelah

Shot without a crew and using a cast of first-timers (except for one experienced actor), the film is a deeply personal project for Sen who based the script on his own experiences and memories of visiting the remote Aboriginal community in the far north of inland NSW.

A masterful balance of sharp social commentary addressing issues such as Aboriginal deaths to custody, long-term unemployment and substance abuse, underscored by a dark, irreverent sense of humour.

  • WRITER & DIRECTOR: Ivan Sen
  • Duration: 106 mins
  • Country: Australia
  • Language: English
  • Date: 2011
  • Format: Colour
  • Rating: MA15+ (Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian)

Event starts
Wednesday 13 November, 2019
Event ends
Wednesday 13 November, 2019
Venue
The Capitol
Venue Address
113 Swanston St
Location

Melbourne ,

Website
ACMI (opens in new window)
Category
Screenings, Festivals & Programs