Off Country

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Off Country

OFF COUNTRY follows the lives of seven Indigenous students as they leave home to spend a year boarding at one of the oldest and most elite boarding schools in the country, Geelong Grammar.

From inside the boarding house, on the sports field and in the classroom we follow the 2020 school year as the boarding school is thrown into chaos as they tackle the pandemic. Wrestling with their conflicting identities as students move between boarding life and home life, OFF COUNTRY creates a historic record of one of Australia’s key Indigenous education pathways and a complex portrait of what it is to be an Indigenous child in Australia today.

Directed by: John Harvey and Rhian Skirving

Written by: John Harvey and Rhian Skirving

Produced by: Charlotte Wheaton, Nick Batzias, John Harvey and Rhian Skirving

Status: Completed

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