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.
We have 10 double passes available to the following special advance screening and Q&A
Date: Monday 16th September
Location: Dendy Newtown, 261-263 King St, Newtown
Special Q&A Preview Screening of BUOYANCY with guests; writer/director Rodd Rathjen, producer Samantha Jennings (Causeway Films) and Carolyn Kitto – Director of STOP THE TRAFFIK (an organisation which aims to bring an end to human trafficking).
For your chance to win a double pass, email [email protected] with the reason you want to see this great new Australian film. Most creative entries win!