Zach's Ceremony

A head and shoulders shot of an Indigenous teenager wearing traditional headwear and body paint.
Title:
Zach's Ceremony
NFSA ID:
1484962
Year:
2016
Category:
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following program may contain images and/or audio of deceased persons

Zach's Ceremony is an extraordinary, feature-length documentary captured over 10 years that shows one boy's journey to manhood in a complex, emotionally driven story.

Growing up isn't easy, especially for Zach who is rapidly making the transition from boyhood to manhood, in both the modern world and his ancient culture.

Pressures from his loving, but staunch father, the temptations of city life and the ever-present spectre of racism all take their toll.

Ultimately Zach must embrace the traditions and knowledge of his ancestors and awaken the warrior within.

Associate Producer:
Alec Doomadgee
Broadcaster:
National Indigenous Television
Cast:
Zach Doomadgee, Alec Doomadgee
Cinematographer:
Rob Morton
Director:
Aaron Peterson
Producer:
Sarah Linton
Production Company:
Wangala Films