September is a brilliant Australian
movie that is set in the wheat-belt of 1968 and is the tale of two
best friends, one white and one black and how their friendship is
tested by the pressures of the political times and social climate.
Ed (Xavier Samuel) is the son of a struggling wheat farmer, whereas
Paddy (Kieran Darcy-Smith) is the son of an aboriginal worker on the
As children, both the boys knew nothing
of racism and the colour of their skin was almost non existent and
when the government declares that all aboriginal workers should get
the same pay as whites, this causes financial hardship on the farm
as Ed's father may need to let Paddy's family go.
is even stressed even more when Ed goes to visit Amelia, a girl he
has a crush on (Mia Wasiowska) at night, only to be scared back home
from the barking of dogs which leads the police to Paddy.
Taking out their frustration in the
boxing ring, September is an interesting snapshot of Australian
history with realistic characters in this immersive drama that is
perfectly directed by Peter Carstairs whose cinematography makes
great use of the Australian landscape.
Interviews with the Creative Team
Two short films by Director Peter Carstairs