High Ground
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High Ground

Wed
21
Wed Apr 21 6:00 PM
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Jetty Memorial Theatre
Assisted Listening
Wheelchair
100 Percent
General Admission
104 Mins
April
The year is 1919. Australian colonial soldier Travis (Simon Baker, Breath) leads a military operation that goes horribly wrong, ending in the massacre of nearly an entire tribe of Indigenous Dharrpa people.

Twelve years later, a campaign of vengeful attacks upon white settlers rocks the region. A feared Dharrpa warrior, Baywara (Sean Mununggurr), seeks retribution, followed by his tribe.

Police Chief Moran (Jack Thompson) enlists Travis, now a lone-wolf bounty hunter, to hunt and kill Baywara. Travis enlists the help of Gutjuk (newcomer Jacob Junior Nayinggul) as his tracker, complicated by the fact that Baywara is Gutjuk’s uncle.

High Ground’s drama builds from the competing inner conflicts, competing factional loyalties, and ties to family and country, all filmed against a jaw-dropping Top End background and expertly directed by Stephen Maxwell (Yolngu Boy).

English, Yolngu with English subtitles

Film followed by Q&A with Jack Thompson
April

Jetty Memorial Theatre

337 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450