Saturday, June 4, 2016

Saturday Short

Today's short is the trailer for Putuparri and the Rainmakers (2015), an award-winning documentary, directed by Nicole Ma and produced by Ma and John Moore. Relating the sacred relationship between people and place, the film follows the difficult life story of Tom "Putuparri" Lawford, who struggles to bridge the deep gap between his Western upbringing and the traditional and deeply spiritual culture of his ancestors and of his family as they fight to regain their homeland in Australia's Great Sandy Desert.

The 97-minute documentary received its North America premiere at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival earlier this spring.

Read "'Putuparri and the Rainmakers' Is a Stunning Story of Aboriginal Culture, Life and Law" at The Conversation.

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