Ablaze movie poster

Ablaze tells the story of Bill Onus, a Yorta Yorta and Wiradjuri man from Victoria, Australia, a truly heroic cultural and political figure who revived his people’s 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.

Film Information

  • Director: Alec Morgan, Tiriki Onus

  • Producer: Tom Zubrycki

  • Featuring: Tiriki Onus, Bill Onus.

  • Languages: English

  • Runtime: 81 mins

  • Genre: Documentary/Biography

In-Person Screening

Available Showings : May 13, 2023 at 9:30pm

Princess Twin, 46 King St N, Waterloo, ON N2J 2W8