KOKODA

DIRECTOR / ALISTER GRIERSON

Colin Fraser, Filmink Magazine. ✭✭✭✭1/2

“Kokoda draws comparisons with Gallipoli if for no other reason than it will come to be similarly

regarded as a landmark in Australian cinema…”

✭✭✭✭✭ - Paul Pottinger, Daily Telegraph
✭✭✭✭1/2 - Jim Schembri, The Age
✭✭✭✭ - David Stratton, The Movie Show

Winner:     Special Jury Remi, Worldfest, Houston 2007
Nominated:     2 AFI awards, 3 IF awards, 1 CCA awards

Papua New Guinea 1942, the battle for the track has begun. A fearsome force of Japanese fighters land on the northern coast of Papua New Guniea, with the intention to seize Port Moresby and invade Australia. The only Australians available to face the onslaught are a small force of ill-equipped and untrained militia. After sustained bombing, the men are cut off from their supply lines and all communications. Isolated in the jungle behind enemy lines, suffering from the effects of dysentery and malaria and on the point of collapse, they must make their way back through some of the most perilous terrain on earth... the Kokoda track. Allegiances form, strengths and weaknesses emerge and leadership battles threaten to destroy the group. Based on a true story, Inspired by the Australian fighting spirit.