The Furnace
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The Furnace

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Jetty Memorial Theatre
Assisted Listening
Wheelchair
100 Percent
Subtitled
General Admission
116 Mins
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It’s 1897. Caravaneers, brought to Australia by the British from Persia, Afghanistan, and India, drive camels across the Western Australian desert to trade between colony outposts near Mount Magnet and Kalgoorlie. Having developed close relations with the Indigenous population, whose knowledge of the unforgiving terrain is crucial for their trade routes, young Afghan trader Hanif (Ahmed Malek) forms a close bond with local Indigenous man Woorak (Baykali Ganambarr – The Nightingale, SWIFF ’20), even learning his local language, Badimaya.

Hanif stumbles upon a mysterious bushman, Mal Riley (David Wenham), carrying 400oz gold bars marked with the Crown’s insignia – incredibly valuable, but completely untradeable…unless they are melted and reforged in a furnace. With the promise of an awaiting fortune in exchange for Mal’s safe passage, Hanif is forced to make the ultimate decision that will forever decide his fate.

English, Badimaya, Pashto, Punjabi, Cantonese with English subtitles
 

Jetty Memorial Theatre

337 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450