Buoyancy
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Buoyancy

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Bellingen Memorial Hall
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92 Mins
January
Winner · Panorama Jury Award · Berlinale Film Festival

Tired of toiling in the rice fields, 14-year-old Chakra (a magnetic Sarm Heng) leaves Cambodia in search of a Bangkok factory job. After paying smugglers to ferry him over the border, Chakra is instead traded to a violent seafood trawler, captive at sea, under the watch of ruthless and sadistic captain Rom Ran (Thanawut Kasro).

A gripping and passionate testimony against social injustice, Australia’s entry to the upcoming 2020 Academy Awards, Buoyancy is an urgent call-to-action told through an exceptionally tense coming-of-age thriller. Drawing entirely from real stories of human trafficking, Australian filmmaker Rodd Rathjen zooms in for this darkly vivid thriller that follows a 14 year old boy enslaved at sea where his humanity is put to the test.

“A compelling, grisly coming-of-age adventure, one that plunges headlong into that compromised rite of passage of a boy becoming a man, and the moral abandon of an innocent becoming a monster. It's one of the strongest Australian debut films of recent years.” - Luke Goodsell, ABC

In Khmer and Thai with English subtitles

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Bellingen Memorial Hall

35 Hyde Street Bellingen, New South Wales, 2454