Spear (Film)

  • Sydney, North East Arnhem Land

Spear is Stephen Page’s directorial debut feature film telling a contemporary Aboriginal story through movement and dance.



Collaborating with dancers and creatives from Bangarra Dance Theatre, Stephen brought this visually stunning dance work to the screen. Through a unique collaboration between artists and filmmakers, this ground breaking film follows the journey of a young Aboriginal man Djali, as he tries to understand what it means to be a man with ancient traditions in a modern world.

From the outback of Australia to the gritty urban streets of Sydney, Spear is a poignant reflection of the continuing cultural connection of Indigenous people. Spear is an intimate journey with one of Australia’s most celebrated artists, as he brings this modern day mythological story to the screen.

Spear evolved from the concepts explored within the Bangarra Dance Theatre production of the same name, which premiered in 2000 as a part of Skin.