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SPEAR is a contemporary Aboriginal story, told through movement and dance, of a young man Djali as he journeys through his community to understand what it means to be a man with ancient traditions in a modern world. Spanning from the outback of Australia to the gritty city streets of Sydney, SPEAR is a poignant reflection of the continuing cultural connection of Indigenous people. SPEAR is an intimate journey with Stephen Page, one of Australia's most celebrated artists, as he brings this modern day mythological story to the screen.


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Cast & Crew & Production Details

Stephen Page
Justin Monjo  Stephen Page
John Harvey
Executive Producers
Robert Connolly  Liz Kearney
Dir. of Photography
Bonnie Elliott
Simon Njoo
Hunter Page-Lochard - Aaron Pedersen - Djakapurra Munyarryun
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Arenamedia Pty Limited
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CinemaPlus Pty Ltd
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Screen News

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By Caroline Baum