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7 – 14 July 2024
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The Lake of Scars - film screening

Chaffey Theatre - Country Arts SA
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Sun, 03/07/2022 - 14:00 - Sun, 03/07/2022 - 15:30
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All Tickets $12
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The Lake of Scars - film screening
Six years in the making, a groundbreaking Australian documentary dealing with allyship and reconciliation, environment and archaeology will have its premiere at Sydney’s Antenna documentary film festival this summer; the only Australian competing for ‘best feature.’ ‘Hosted’ by beloved Dja Dja Wurrung actor Uncle Jack Charles in a unique ‘in-cinema’ role, The Lake of Scars details the relationship between an ageing white farmer and members of Victoria’s Yung Balug clan of the Dja Dja Wurrung, as they seek to showcase and protect Australia’s largest collection of scarred trees. Jida Gulpilil, son of legendary late actor David Gulpilil, is at home on his mother’s country, sharing the story of the dozens of scarred trees, middens and stone scatters at home in a series of beautifully shot red-gum fringed ephemeral lakes on the edge of the Victorian Mallee.

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