Backtrack Boys

Cronulla Cinemas

host: Project Youth

where: Monday 11th March, 6:15 pm GU Filmhouse Cronulla

2-6 Cronulla St Cronulla

$20.00 AUD Admission + $2.00 booking fee + $3.00 fundraiser fee = $25.00

*This screening is a fundraiser.

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Project Youth brings you this special  fundraiser screening of Backtrack Boys on Monday 11th March, 6:15 pm at Cronulla Cinemas NSW!

The film will commence at 6:30pm.

Keep up to date on the Facebook Event Page!

A portion from every ticket sold will be going towards Project Youth, more about the organisation below.

Project Youth is a not for profit youth service that provides opportunities to disadvantaged young people to determine their own future. Our team of youth workers provide housing assistance through our crisis refuges and semi-supported housing, mentoring, employment support, legal support and family therapy. We work with young people who have not had the best start in life, and are often the target of judgement from society. We hope this film can shed some light onto the lives of the young people we work with, and bring hope to our community that we can help them to make a difference to their lives. All fundraising proceeds will go towards providing our young people with opportunities in social, sport and recreational activities that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford to do.

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the film

A group of troubled boys are on a perilous course towards jail until they meet up with the rough talking, free-wheeling jackaroo, Bernie Shakeshaft, and hit the road with his legendary dog jumping team.

This observational documentary, filmed over two years, follows boys in a youth program that Bernie runs from a shed on the outskirts of Armidale, a rural town in Australia. On the road, the boys find their voice, make great friendships and the dogs become national champions. But as the boy’s sleep under the stars at night the trauma is never too far away. With their survival and futures at stake they must constantly step up, push themselves, support each other and some days can be hard. This inspiring coming of age story reveals the challenges and triumphs these boys face as they try to find their place in the world, and the dogs that help tame their wild ways.

A life-affirming documentary, Backtrack Boys explores Bernie’s philosophy in action and through the journey of the kids in his care. It reveals how he helps them to navigate their relationships, deal with personal trauma, take responsibility for their own decisions and gain practical job skills so they can eventually create a sustainable future for themselves.


Please note: The creators of Backtrack Boys are passionate about making a difference with this documentary and may be in contact via email with audiences members after screenings to get their thoughts. Please contact us at if you prefer not to be contacted.

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