World premiere for Rodd Rathjen’s ‘Buoyancy’ in Berlin

Writer-director Rodd Rathjen’s debut feature Buoyancy, a drama set in rural Cambodia that follows Chakra, a 14-year-old boy enslaved on a fishing trawler, will have its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Produced by Causeway Films’ Sam Jennings, Kristina Ceyton and Rita Walsh in association with Cambodia’s Anupheap Productions and Melbourne-based Definition Films, the film will screen in the Panorama section among 45 titles from 38 countries.

It is said to be the first feature film to shine a light on the crisis of trafficking and slavery in the fishing industries of South-East Asia.

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