Presented by Darwin Festival and Deckchair Cinema
An adaptation of Ojibway Richard Wagamese’s novel, Indian Horse follows the life of a Canadian First Nations boy as he survives an oppressive residential school and life in the face of aggressive assimilation policies and racism. A talented ice hockey player, Saul must find his own path as he battles stereotypes and alcoholism. No matter how good at ice hockey he is, he’ll always be seen as second class because of his Indigenous heritage.
Two magnificent feature films will have their Northern Territory debuts as part of A Sporting Chance on Film. Both are centred around the true stories of First Nations sportsmen, but the stories are told in dramatically different ways. Powerful and captivating, they each use the thrilling energy of sport to take the viewer beyond the field and the rink and into a zone of empathy and understanding. Join us before each screening for free live music performed by local artists.
A Sporting Chance on Film: The Ground We Won
Mon 12 AugBuy Tickets
A cinema vérité study of manhood as observed through the rites and rituals of a rural New Zealand rugby club.
Arena Theatre Co
By Christian Leavesley & Dan Giovannoni
Fri 16 - Sat 17 AugBuy Tickets
Seven teams take to the skies in a thrilling race from London to Darwin in this an action-packed adventure for the whole family.
The Perception Experiment
Tue 20 - Wed 21 AugBuy Tickets
Inspired by and created in the Australian desert, this is a sensorial exploration of time and space delivered through dance, sound and salt.