Date of completion: 2009
Life-affirming and confronting head kick of a film, “The Darkside” journeys into the other world where ghosts and spirits are not magnified—they are actually real.
“The Darkside” shows how aboriginal people can live on the realms of two worlds—of everyday reality and of demons, spirits, and other entities. They live the ordinary life with both dead ancestors and spirits and demons all competing for space.
“The Darkside” is a collection of poignant, sad, absurd, funny, and contemporary ghost stories from across Australia. And just exactly what director Warwick Thornton wanted, the documentary gives a dark outlook on life after death with the narrators themselves having personally experienced the stories they are conveying.