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TITLE: Ablaze
Director: Alec Morgan & Tiriki Onus

Genre: History Documentary

Format: HD



Company: jotz Productions

Runtime: 81' minutes.

ID: 436.




Melbourne opera singer Tiriki Onus sets out to uncover the mystery surrounding the life of his grandfather, William Bill Onus, a charismatic Aboriginal cultural leader, entrepreneur, theatre impresario, television host and, possibly, the first indigenous filmmaker, who played a decisive part in his people´s fight for recognition. The chance discovery of an untitled 75-year-old silent film that could have been made by his grandfather sets Tiriki on an emotional journey across the Australian continent to unveil the mystery of its origins. In his quest Tiriki unearths dark intrigues that shape the story into a real-life thriller.