The RocketAbout the Film
When his mother passes away during his family’s forced exile from their village, young Ahlo is branded as a bearer of bad luck by his father and grandmother. Traveling the picturesque countryside with orphan Kia and her uncle Purple (an alcoholic ex-soldier with a James Brown obsession), Ahlo and this destitute group of misfits might be able to afford a new home if they win an annual rocket-building competition in a distant town… but first they must get rid of their self-doubts. This spirited drama was the Audience Award winner for Best Narrative Film at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.
About the Director
Kim is a graduate of the film production degree at UTS (University of Technology Sydney), and a diploma in acting from one of the UK’s top drama schools LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art). He made his first documentary 45 YEARS IS ENOUGH, during the fall of the Iron Curtain in Bulgaria, about a group of outspoken artists and activists. His feature-length documentary BOMB HARVEST was theatrically released around Australia and was nominated for Best Documentary (IF Awards, ATOM Awards and Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards), Best Director (ADG Awards), Best Cinematography (AFI Awards) and won Best Feature (Children’s Rights) at Hollywood’s Artivist Awards.
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