News: 'Firestarter' in top 10 Australian films of 2021

Luck Buckmaster, The Guardian, 29 December, 2021

Read The Guardian's film & television critic Luke Buckmaster's Top 10 here


The amazing performers of the Bangarra Dance Theatre take us to places that transcend words. It’s fitting that Wayne Blair and Nel Minchin’s documentary about the group’s history and formation – including the story of artistic director Stephen Page and his family – is crafted with a sense of motion and movement, almost as if it too is dancing. Understanding that this is a story hooked to many things – including art, expression and of course Indigenous culture, both ancient and modern – they create a beguiling kind of history lesson.

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