Firestarter marks the 30th anniversary of Australia’s most iconic performing arts company: Bangarra Dance Theatre.
When three young Aboriginal brothers – Stephen, David and Russell Page – took on an infant dance company in the early 1990s, little did they know they would create the most iconic dance company in the country, and play a crucial part in some of the most impactful political events in recent Australian history.
Through the eyes of its celebrated artistic director, Stephen Page, it tells a tale of unparalleled success in the face of adversity and pain.
Interweaving exclusive and intimate behind-the-scenes footage, Firestarter uncovers the roots of Stephen’s artistic activism and the socio-political context from which he and Bangarra have grown.
Feature Documentary Award – 2020 Adelaide Film Festival
- Stephen Page
- Release dates
- 11 October 2020 – World premiere at the Brisbane International Film Festival
18–25 October 2020 – Adelaide Film Festival
February 2021 – Cinematic release in Australia
- MA 15+ - Mature accompanied
- Steve Francis, David Page
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