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Buoyancy – A United Theatre Virtual Screening Event

September 28 @ 8:00 am - October 23 @ 5:00 pm

$12

Buoyancy

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A film by Rodd Rathjen | Australia | Khmer and Thai with English subtitles | 92 minutes | Rental Price: $12

Don’t miss The United Theatre Virtual Screening Room release of: BUOYANCY. Visit the link below to view the trailer and purchase a virtual ticket to screen the film from home. 50% of your ticket price directly support The United Theatre.

Winner of the Ecumenical Jury Prize at Berlinale Panorama and Australia’s official submission to the 92nd Academy Awards®, this story of a Cambodian teenager sold into forced labor on a Thai fishing boat is a passionate testimony against social injustice and a moving coming-of-age tale about a boy whose humanity is put to the test. Spirited 14-year-old Chakra works the rice fields with his family. He yearns for independence and seeks out a local broker who can get him paid work in a Thai factory. Without telling his family, Chakra travels to Bangkok to make his fortune. But when he gets there, he and his new friend Kea realize the broker has lied to them. Along with other Cambodians and Burmese, they are sold to a fishing captain as slaves. Chakra and Kea are trapped at sea, trawling fish 22 hours a day, surviving on just a handful of cold rice a day. The captain quickly weeds out those weakened by the conditions or trying to escape, and throws them overboard. The trawler sells its catch and restocks its supplies without going to land, making escape impossible. As fellow slaves are tortured and murdered around them, Kea begins to lose his mind. When his only ally is killed, Chakra looks to Rom Ran to understand what it will take to be free. With hope and humanity dwindling, Chakra decides to take control of the trawler.

 

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Details

Start:
September 28 @ 8:00 am
End:
October 23 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
$12
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Website:
https://kinomarquee.com/film/buoyancy/5f454c19b1a14d0001946a3b/united-theatre

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The United Theatre
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