The Rocket

The Rocket

Directed by: Kim Mordaunt

Friday, January 10 - Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Noted documentarian Mordaunt’s award-winning narrative debut centers on Ahlo, a resourceful, ill-fated 10-year-old boy. Trekking through the Laotian outback to find a new home after his ancestral village is destroyed, Ahlo stumbles across a new town and its annual rocket-building festival. Determined to prove his worth to his family, he makes up his mind to go after the dangerous, lucrative grand prize.

Best Narrative Film, Best Actor, Audience Award: Tribeca Film Festival / Best Debut Film: Berlin Film Festival

96 Minutes, In Lao with English subtitles
Australia/Laos/Thailand


"Endearing, gripping and heartwarming… a deeply accomplished first feature."
- Indiewire


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