Warburdar Bununu: Water Shield

Directed by Jason De Santolo
2019
Australia
63 minutes
All Ages
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In the late ’70s, Borroloola elders co-produced a landmark film to expose the threat to their homelands from mining development. In 2019, the eco-battle re-ignites.

Scott Wurjuki McDinny’s grandparents were involved in the making of the documentary, Two Laws  (SFF premiered the restored film in 2017), as they stood up to protect their Country against mining interests. Forty years on, the Gulf Country region is in peril again, as the area’s sacred waterways are becoming more and more contaminated. Inspired by his forefathers and using ancient song and dance, Garrwa song man Scott is determined to shield his homelands from mining. Director Jason De Santolo follows the trail of the heavy metal pollution, which has made the community’s water unfit to drink, fish or swim in.

Films showing at this event:

Saving Seagrass
Mon 10 June 6:35pm, Tue 11 June 6:45pm
An exploration of the priceless environment of Roebuck Bay, Western Australia – the traditional lands of the Yawuru people – now under threat on many fronts.
Elders
Mon 10 June 6:35pm, Tue 11 June 6:45pm
Two Elders feel that their grandson is old enough to start learning important lessons about his Country. But is he ready for the challenge?

Tickets

Mon 10 June
6:35pm
Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 1
Past Event Cancel
Tue 11 June
6:45pm
Dendy Newtown
Past Event Cancel
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Program Strand
First Nations
Year
2019
Classification
All Ages
Country
Australia
Language
In English
Premiere Status
World Premiere
Director
Jason De Santolo
Producer
John Harvey
Cinematographer
Ryan Alexander Lloyd
Editor
Sally Biasiutti
Genre
Documentary, Environmental, Animals & Creatures, Australian Films, First Nations
Company Credits
World Sales: Brown Cabs
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