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TIFF Exclusive: Feel The Rhythm In Clip From Dance Film ‘Spear’

TIFF Exclusive: Feel The Rhythm In Clip From Dance Film 'Spear'

Film festivals are where bold visions are given a place to shine, with an audience eager to experience something new and exciting. Moviegoers attending the Toronto International Film Festival will get a glimpse of something unique with “Spear,” and today we have an exclusive clip from the movie.

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Directed by Stephen Page, the film stars Hunter Page-Lochard, Aaron Pedersen and Djakapurra Munyarryun, and follows a young man from the outback to the big city of Sydney, all told through dance but with minimal dialogue. Here’s the official synopsis: 

Inspired by director Stephen Page’s seminal 2000 dance work, Spear, and other pieces from the Bangarra Dance Theatre’s repertoire, Spear is the story of Djali, a young Aboriginal man, told in movement, music and words.
DJALI represents all Indigenous men of 21, who face the questions of that age: What is it to be a man? How do I find love, self worth, value in my life?  Humor. Dignity.  Self-expression.  How do I conquer fear and desire? How do I live in today’s world and not be a traitor to the past?He sets off on a journey of initiation to understand what it means to be a man in a modern day world. He sees the problems being faced by Aboriginal men in remote and urban communities. As he struggles to find his place, he becomes awakened to a spiritual force within, guiding him into manhood.

“Spear” will make its World Premiere at TIFF. Watch below.

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