The New Boy

Set in 1940s Australia, whilst the second world war rages on in the distance, an Indigenous boy is captured by authorities and transported – via hessian sack – to a remote Christian orphanage helmed by the flinty, sometimes deranged Sister Eileen (Cate Blanchett, in her first on-screen feature role since Tár).

The Australian assimilation policy, which was in place from 1951 - 1962, was a policy of absorbing Aboriginal people into white society through the process of removing children from their families. The ultimate intent of this policy was the destruction of Aboriginal society.

Director: Warwick Thornton
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Aswan Reid, Deborah Mailman
Film Length: 96mins
Format: 2D
Cert: 12A


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