Astronaut Roy McBride must undertake a harrowing journey to the edge of our solar system when his long-lost scientist father seems to have resurfaced despite having been declared dead many years ago. His reappearance appears to be connected to a series of mysterious explosions and a top secret military project. As McBride makes his way across a series of increasingly dangerous outposts on the Moon and Mars, forces converge to stop him from finding answers while another impending explosion threatens to destroy life as we know it.
A fantasy adventure that picks up several years after Maleficent, in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil continues to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy and the soon to be Queen, as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures that reside within.
A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.
Monday, September 16 at 7PM Q&A with Director/writer Rodd Rathjen, Producer Sam Jennings and Carolyn Kitto (Director STOP THE TRAFFIK Australian Coalition).
Australian Writer/Director Rodd Rathjen’s award-winning debut feature film, BUOYANCY, tells the story of 14-year-old Chakra (talented newcomer, Sarm Heng), who tired of toiling the rice fields day after day, leaves his home in Cambodia in search of a factory job in Thailand. After being smuggled over the border, Chakra is instead sold as a slave to a seafood trawler where he is trapped, and subjected to hardship and routine abuse, with seemingly no way out.
BUOYANCY is inspired by the real-life plight of young men and boys sold into Southeast Asia’s fishing industry, which supplies forty percent of the world’s seafood, including Australia’s. Told through the eyes of a young Cambodian who is enslaved on a fishing trawler, we see the side of modern-day slavery that most people are completely unaware of. There are currently 200,000 boys and young men enslaved on fishing boats in Southeast Asia.
An innocent Cambodian boy is sold to a Thai broker and enslaved on a fishing trawler. As fellow slaves are tortured and murdered around him, he starts to wonder if his only hope of freedom is to become as violent as his captors.
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