Buoyancy is the stunning debut feature from Australian writer/director Rodd Rathjen, already causing ripples around the world. Inspired by real events, it tells the story of a 14-year-old Cambodian boy Chakra (talented newcomer, Sarm Heng), who in search of work, finds himself enslaved on a fishing vessel under the watch of ruthless captain Rom Ran (Thanawut Kasro).
This award winner from Berlin Film Festival dramatically exposes the real-life plight of young men and boys sold into Southeast Asia’s fishing industry, which supplies forty percent of the world’s seafood, including Australia’s. Told through Chakra’s eyes, we see the side of modern-day slavery that most people are completely unaware of. There are currently 200,000 boys and young men enslaved on fishing boats in Southeast Asia. Read more at the film’s website
After its acclaimed Australian premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival, Buoyancy will be screening in selected cinemas* from Sept 26.
“In this ugly world of slavery, our hearts are lifted.” – The Upcoming
“A terse minimalist thriller… supremely satisfying.” – Sight & Sound
“Every frame finds the balance between bleakness and beauty.” – Screen International
Thanks to Dendy Cinemas and Umbrella Entertainment we have 5 double in season passes to give away. For a chance to win all you have to do is email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with Buoyancy in the subject line. And that’s all you have to do this time, but make sure you include a postal address for the prize. Good luck. Entries close midday Monday September 23.
* Showing At…
Sydney: Dendy Newtown
Melbourne: Cinema Nova, Classic Elsternwick
Canberra: Dendy Canberra
Brisbane: Dendy Cooparoo
Adelaide: Nova Eastend
Perth: Luna Leederville
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