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Putuparri and the Rainmakers

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The film spans 20 transformative years in the life of Tom "Putuparri" Lawford as he navigates the deep chasm between his Western upbringing and his determination to keep his traditional culture alive. Director Nicole Ma documents Putuparri's journey, travelling with him and his family on numerous occasions to Kurtal, a sacred waterhole in the Great Sandy Desert where they ritually make rain. Kurtal is a site of deep spiritual significance for Putuparri and his family and the subject of a long term native title claim over the area. Tom is a man caught between two worlds: his future as a leader of his people, reconnecting with his ancestral lands and shouldering his responsibility to pass this knowledge on to the next generation; and both his past and present in modern society, where h [...]
DVD
2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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Familiar Places

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Linguist and anthropologist, Peter Sutton, is taken by an Aboriginal family, the Naponans, to map hereditary clan country in northern Queensland, Australia, where they hope to live one day. To the children it is all new; to an old man it brings back vivid memories.
DVD
1980
Clemons (Stacks)