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Buoyancy - Q&A with Director

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.

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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.

  • Mon 16 Sep
    • 7:00PM NFT, Q&A Buoyancy 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. Dendy 261-263 King Street, Newtown 2042 https://dendy.azureedge.net/movies/posters/../other/fkc0lu5jkquXzWJfuOaF1caO0M1.jpg?v=2019082902&width=1920&scale=both&mode=max 2019-09-16T07:00
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