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Putuparri and the Rainmakers

Four stars, Philippa Hawker, THE AGE
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A story of love, hope and the survival of Aboriginal law and culture against all odds

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Director: Nicole Ma
Country: Australia
Year: 2015
Runtime: 97 mins
Genre: Documentary

Putuparri and the Rainmakers is a universal story about the sacred relationship between people and place. It takes audiences on a rare and emotional journey to meet the traditional rainmakers of Australia's Great Sandy Desert who have fought a twenty-year battle to win back their traditional homeland.

The film spans ten transformative years in the life of Tom 'Putuparri' Lawford as he navigates the deep chasm between his Western upbringing and his growing determination to fight for his family's homeland. A trip back to his grandparent's 'country' in the desert begins the process of cultural awakening. Putuparri is shocked to learn that the dreamtime myths are not just stories, that there... More »

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