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Run Time: 12 minutes
A Lebanese-Australian family is driving through outback Australia when they are stopped by a group of soldiers at a checkpoint. The soldiers claim that war games are underway nearby but it soon becomes clear that they are playing a dangerous game of their own. The father, Nedal, realizes that the safety of his wife and daughter rests in his hands. Checkpoint is an 11-minute film that captures contemporary concerns about the abuse of power and the increase in racism within modern Australia.
Tim Kreibig, Ben Phelps
Rodney Afif, Kate Raison, Christian Willis, Alex Dimitriades, Brett Stiller, Casey Burgess