Australia Day

Australia Day

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Release Date: Thursday, 21 September 2017.
Starring Bryan Brown, Shari Sebbens, Sean Keenan.
Directed by Kriv Stenders.
Classification: MA15+ (Strong themes, violence and coarse language), 98 mins.
Country: Australia.

AUSTRALIA DAY takes place over a 12-hour period on our most controversial national holiday, interweaving the stories of three Australians from diverse backgrounds - 14-year-old Indigenous girl, April, 17-year-old Iranian-Australian boy Sami, and 19-year-old Chinese teen Lan.

Whilst the nation celebrates with beach/backyard barbecues and Hottest 100/pool parties, these three individuals find themselves alone and facing issues of racism, oppression, and violence - each terrified for their own life. When their respective paths cross with police officer Sonya, Australian teen Jason, and failed farmer Terry, all must make choices and sacrifices, All will find there is a heavy price to pay, but heart and hope will help them to create meaningful change.

A fascinating take on the cultural tension that lurks beneath the surface of our country's modern society, AUSTRALIA DAY has been called "provocative" (The Daily Telegraph), and "energetic" (Screendaily), with Variety likening it to 2006's Oscar-winning CRASH.


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