Ablaze

Ablaze

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Documentary about opera singer Tiriki Onus who finds a 70-year-old silent film believed to be made by his grandfather, Aboriginal leader and filmmaker Bill Onus. As Tiriki travels across the continent and pieces together clues to the film’s origins, he discovers more about Bill, his fight for Aboriginal rights and the price he paid for speaking out.

2020Rating: PG90 minsAustralia
Documentary

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Ablaze | Reviews

What really impresses is how full Ablaze feels, as though the film can barely contain the sheer wealth of stories that Onus’ life encompassed. Detours and asides provide glimpses that could power entire features.

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The Age

The Age

The footage is miraculous in its own right, the kind of direct window onto a lost world only the moving image can provide.

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The Australian

The Australian

The film is superbly made and important in its reminders – through one man’s remarkable life – of the struggles of Indigenous people in the all-too-recent past.

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Ablaze | Release Details

Ablaze is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV and Academy On Demand and AroVision.