Feature documentary, ABLAZE, written by Tiriki Onus and Alec Morgan, directed by Morgan and produced by Tom Zubryckihas taken out two awards at the 2021 ATOM Awards, Best Documentary – Indigenous and Best Documentary – Social and Political Issues. Film Art Media is very proud to have Executive Produced the film and congratulates Alec on his win on top of the recent AWGIE AWARD for screenplay in Best Documentary.
ABLAZE tells of Bill Onus, a Yorta Yorta/Wiradjuri man from Victoria, a truly heroic cultural and political figure who revived his peopleʼs culture in the 1940s and ignited a civil rights movement that would, against enormous odds, change the course of history.
Through rare archival footage, state-of-the-art animation, vividly created digital motion graphics and eye-witness accounts, Ablaze is the compelling tale – part detective story, part contemporary opera – of how Bill and supporters brilliantly orchestrated their campaign for equality through performance, entertainment, film and sheer audacity outsmarted mighty forces seeking to destroy Indigenous cultures, languages, and communities.
The announcement of the ATOM Awards comes after ABLAZE took home the AWGIE Award for a screenplay in Best documentary – broadcast and exhibition.