Deniliquin is expected to feature in a documentary being created by the Doomadgee family.CASS SAVELLIS May 30, 2014 3:38am
Alec, Amy, Zach and Bailey (front) Doomadgee are filmed by director Aaron Petersen (left) and director of photography Robert Morton.
Deniliquin will be in the spotlight in Zach’s Ceremony, a documentary being created by the Doomadgee family.
Star of the film is 15 year-old Zach, whose journey into Aboriginal manhood is being told through the eyes of ‘‘an ordinary kid caught between modern day and ancient Australia’’.
The family, who recently relocated to Deniliquin, has been working on the documentary for almost eight years.
Hype is building around Zach’s Ceremony, which has been picked up by the Documentary Australia Foundation and Good Pitch, a partnership between BRITDOC and the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program.
Zach’s dad Alec said the project was about ‘‘gelling two worlds together’’.
‘‘I’m originally from the Gulf of Carpentaria, and our tribe is so far removed from where we live,’’ he said.
‘‘It’s a fly on the wall look at Zach’s perspective of these two worlds.
‘‘It breaks down barriers of what’s real and what people think is real.
‘‘It’s a universal story that crosses all barriers; people can relate to it being told through the eyes of a child.’’
Alec and his wife Amy and their sons Zach and Bailey moved from Sydney to Deniliquin earlier this year after discovering the town at last year’s Blues & Roots Festival.
‘‘Amy was an events coordinator/tour manager for Rob Potts Entertainment Edge so we were both here for the festival,’’ Alec said.
‘‘We personally fell in love with the people, and it’s a pretty little town.
‘‘We met good friends and decided we needed a change from the city.’’
Alec, who has seven years experience in the radio and television industry, was MC at this year’s Deniliquin Show. He is now the announcer for Deniliquin’s local breakfast radio program.
To learn more about Zach’s Ceremony and to see a teaser clip, go to www.zachsceremony.com.
Hafizullah Mohaqiq was born in Afghanistan, spent periods living in Pakistan and Iran, before arriving in Shepparton two months ago.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The Fairley Leadership Program met in Tatura on Wednesday, exploring ‘Water and our catchment’ at Goulburn Murray Water.
Road authorities have made little progress to fixing Echuca’s most dangerous intersections.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Deniliquin bowler Dennis O'Keefe lost 25-19 in his bid for a quarter-final spot in the Victorian Singles Championships this week.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.