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Film Real: Black Screen, June

Screening: ‘Destiny in the Dirt’ and ‘Buckskin’

This month Black Screen features NFSA’s newest titles including Ella Bancroft’s coming of age tale ‘Destiny in the Dirt’, and award-winning documentary ‘Buckskin‘, a story of one man’s mission to renew a once extinct language, Kaurna.

Destiny in the Dirt is the coming-of-age story of a young boy, Dylan, who through a series of unexpected circumstances embarks on an experience that will lead him to a place he never imagined he could end up.

The story of Buckskin is like many young Aboriginal men, Jack Buckskin grew up not knowing his traditional language and culture, as it had been driven almost to extinction a hundred years ago. Living on the edge of Adelaide, a life-changing event set him on a new path.Now Jack is on a mission to renew the Kaurna language and culture, the language of the Adelaide Plains, and teach it to as many people as he can in his lifetime. As his Uncle Steve says, ‘People who are still very strong in their culture walk differently.’ And Jack Buckskin is no exception to this.

WHEN: Tuesday 10 June
TIME: Doors open 6:30pm for 7pm screening
WHERE: FCAC Basement Theatre
COST: Click here to book


As part of our Indigenous Cultural Program.

1. Stills from ‘Buckskin’

FCAC acknowledges the assistance of Black Screen, an initiative of the National Film & Sound Archive


Date & Times
  • Tuesday 10 June
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