Events

Main feature film: Firestarter – The Story of Bangarra

Relax in our Karijini open air theatre while viewing some incredible films produced by up and coming Australian film makers. For the adults, wine and beer will be available at the bar, and you can pre-purchase a cheeseboard for one with your ticket to enjoy while connecting to Country through film and story.

Firestarter – The Story of Bangarra will be the main feature film at this years Experience Film.

Bangarra is a Wiradjuri word meaning “to make fire” and Firestarter marks Bangarra Dance Theatre’s 30th anniversary.

Taking us through Bangarra’s birth and spectacular growth, the film recognises Bangarra’s founders and tells the story of how three young Aboriginal brothers – Stephen, David and Russell Page – turned the newly born dance group into a First Nations cultural powerhouse.

Through the eyes of the brothers and company alumni, Firestarter explores the loss and reclaiming of culture, the burden of intergenerational trauma, and – crucially – the power of art as a messenger for social change and healing.

An incredible movie, made even more magical by watching it under the Karijini night sky.

Parking is available at the event or a return bus service is available via a separate booking on our events booking page.

See the “how to get here” page on our website for more booking information.

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Background texture Experience Film – Stories of Country