The Tall Man and Snowtown selected for TIFF

Announced today, Australian feature documentary, The Tall Man, written and directed by Tony Krawitz (Jewboy) and produced by Darren Dale has been selected for the Toronto International Film Festival.

Screening in the Real to Reel program, it is The Tall Man‘s international premiere. Snowtown will screen in the festival’s Vanguard program.

[Above: Tony Krawitz speaks about the making of the film with Screen Australia at the Adelaide Film Festival in March 2011.]

The Tall Man is based on the award-winning book of the same name by Chloe Hooper about the story of Cameron Doomadgee’s death in custody on Palm Island in November 2004.

“I’m immensely proud that the film raises the profile in some small way of the struggle for justice faced by Indigenous Australians in 2011, and it’s terrific that this important story of Australia’s race relations will be showcased to an international audience,” said producer Darren Dale.

Kathleen Drumm, Screen Australia’s Head of Marketing said “It’s extremely competitive for a documentary to get into Toronto and it’s wonderful that The Tall Man will have its international premiere at one of the world’s major festivals. This film tells a powerful story and we’re incredibly proud of it.

The Tall Man and Snowtown join fellow Australian films already announced for TIFF, Eye of the Storm, Burning Man and The Hunter.

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