Love-hate story about Australia’s famous icon debuts at Fisher Theatre
Sedona AZ (January 16, 2018) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud present a one-night only special premiere of the award-winning new documentary “Kangaroo” on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
“Kangaroo” is a love-hate story. From the heart of Australia comes this comprehensive and controversial documentary that focuses on one of the world’s most recognizable icons, the kangaroo.
This groundbreaking film reveals the truth surrounding Australia’s love-hate relationship with its beloved icon. The kangaroo ‘image’ is proudly used by top companies, sports teams and tourist souvenirs, yet as they hop across the vast continent, many consider them pests to be shot and sold for profit.
“Kangaroo” unpacks a national paradigm where the relationship with kangaroos is examined.
“We knew opinion was split around this famous icon and that would make an interesting story but once we started the research and interviews were surprised to learn that millions of kangaroos are shot each year as so-called pests and sold for profit,” said directors Mick McIntyre and Kate McIntyre Clere. “It seemed incongruous to us that Australians who are immensely proud to hold up the kangaroo as their beloved national symbol would sanction their nightly killing.”
“As Australians we do not want to imagine our country without kangaroos. It is timely that people across the world know what is going on with this internationally celebrated icon and ask the question why are Australians not responding to what is happening on their doorstep?”
“A must-see!” — The Santa Barbara Independent
“This story needed to be told.” — Virginia McKenna, Born Free Foundation
“Kangaroo” will show at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.