Backtrack Boys is an inspiring and AWARD WINNING new Australian documentary that scooped Audience Awards for Best Documentary at the Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra Film Festivals.
A group of troubled boys are on a perilous course towards jail until they meet up with the rough
talking, free-wheeling jackaroo Bernie Shakeshaft, and hit the road with his legendary dog jumping team.This observational documentary, filmed over two years, follows boys in a youth program that Bernie runs from a shed on the outskirts of Armidale, a rural town in Australia.
On the road, the boys find their voice, make great friendships and the dogs become national champions. But as the boy’s sleep under the stars at night the trauma is never too far away. With their survial and futures at stake they must constantly step up, push themselves, support each other and some days can be hard. This inspiring coming of age story revels the challenges and triumphs these boys face as they try to find their place in the world and the dogs that help tame their wild ways.
The Tocal screening will also have one of the Backtrack staff members present for a Q&A session at the end.
Running Time: 100 mins
Sausage sizzle and drinks will be available for purchase at the venue. Entry by donation.
For more information contact Lakin Agnew on 0438627654.
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