Movies

Off Country

Synopsis

Off Country is a feature documentary that follows the lives of seven young Aboriginal students from all over Australia, as they leave their communities to spend a year at one of the most elite boarding schools in the country, Geelong Grammar.

Every year over 3,000 Aboriginal children receive scholarships to attend private boarding schools around the country. From inside the boarding house, on the sports field and in the classroom Off Country captures the highs and lows of the school year.

Wrestling with their conflicting identities as they move between boarding school life and home life, Off Country creates a historic record of one of Australia’s key Aboriginal education pathways and a complex portrait of what it is to be an Aboriginal child in Australia today.

Episodes

Episode 1

As the 2020 school year starts, Indigenous students travel thousands of kilometres interstate, leaving their families and home, to attend the prestigious Geelong Grammar School.

Episode 2

As the school year gets underway, Xyz, Chloe and Marlley face personal challenges and must leave boarding school and return home; Jaycee travels home to her Aboriginal Mission in regional Victoria.

Further episodes TBA.

Details

Release dates
7 Jul. 2022 - Australia (SBS on Demand)
Rating
G - general
Distributor
Letterbox Films

Watch now or find a DVD/BlueRay copy

Powered by JustWatch

Browse a list of Aboriginal film suppliers and distributors

Other films by John Harvey

Go exploring!

Use the Aboriginal film timeline to discover films you never heard of.

Take the quiz: Are you an Aboriginal movie buff?

Cite this page

Korff, J 2022, Off Country, <https://www.creativespirits.info/resources/movies/off-country>, retrieved 27 September 2022

Creative Spirits is a starting point for everyone to learn about Aboriginal culture. Please use primary sources for academic work.

Join thousands of Smart Owls who know more!