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Remembering Rain

Kanopy (Firm)
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Video; Streaming Video; Online
Summary
In the face of the worst drought on record, rural Australians have gambled their dreams on the chance of rain - and cracks are starting to show in more than just the parched earth. Remembering Rain introduces us to the people of the bush and offers us a glimpse into their lives, their hopes and their fears as they attempt to weather the crisis. These are tough times for families on the land. Prices are low, expenses high. After more than three years without useful rain, many are deep in debt and considering cutting their losses and selling up. But who would want to buy in this climate? And what is happening to the communities left behind? Could this be the end of an era? It's a predicament that many are facing with wry humour, pragmatism, even stubborn optimism. The survivors are fighting to stay on the land they love, but there are difficult decisions to be made. In Remembering Rain, we meet the people of central western NSW as they move through the annual cycle of shearing, sheep sales and race meets, and make plans for what they'll do if the rains come - and what will happen if they don't. The film also provides a broader perspective as it explores the environmental and economic forces that are having such a dramatic effect on the social fabric of these communities. Beautifully photographed, in turns funny and moving, this is an iconic portrait of a land and a character shaped by drought - one that questions the very viability of farming in the driest inhabited continent on earth. A Film Australia National Interest Program. Produced with the assistance of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Copyright - 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Executive Producer: Penny Robins Producer: Megan McMurchy, Mandy Chang Director: Mandy Chang DOP/Cinematographer: Peter Coleman, Allan Collins, Paul Ree, Simon Smith, Micah Walker Featured People: Peter Douglas, Danni Ward, Mark Ward, Alister Turner, Heather Turner, Paddy Quin, Rob Bolton, Jim O'Connor, Theo Wade, Rodney Robb, Paul Sydenham, George Harley, George Isbester, Pat Hurley, Peter Andrews, Angus Nivison.
Release Date
2005
Language
In English
Notes
  • Title from title frames.
  • In Process Record.
Published
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015.
Recording Info
Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 2005.
Publisher no.
1121771 Kanopy
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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