The Furnace (film screening)
Join us at The Theatre for the award-winning and much-acclaimed film screening of The Furnace by Roderick MacKay.
Synopsis: 1897 Western Australia. To escape a harsh existence and return home, a young Afghan cameleer partners with a mysterious bushman on the run with two 400oz Crown-marked gold bars. Together the unlikely pair must outwit a zealous police sergeant and his troopers in a race to reach a secret furnace—the one place where they can safely reset the bars to remove the mark of the Crown.
The film is an unlikely hero’s tale, navigating greed and the search for identity in a new land. It illuminates the forgotten history of Australia’s “Ghan” cameleers, predominantly Muslim and Sikh men from India, Afghanistan and Persia, who opened up the Nation’s desert interior, thereby forming unique bonds with local Aboriginal people.
Director: Roderick MacKay
Writer: Roderick MacKay
Stars: David Wenham, Jay Ryan, Erik Thomson, Ahmed Malek
Date & Time: March 22nd to 26th, at 6 pm and 9 pm
Stalls AED 55-75
Balcony AED 55
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