RINGBALIN - BREAKING THE DROUGHT

Produced by Julia de Roeper, Jocelyn Pederick, Ali Sanderson, Ben Pederick, Sue Maslin
AUSTRALIA, 2013
30 minutes

Ringbalin takes us on an exquisitely shot journey along Australia’s greatest river system — the Murray-Darling.

In 2010 Australia was facing the worst drought in recorded history. At the end of the river in the Coorong, Ngarrindjeri Elder Uncle Moogy grew tired of watching his ancestral home die, and so united a group of different Aboriginal River Nations in a 2300-kilometre pilgrimage to dance the spirit back into the river and into themselves. By the time they had finished the drought had broken and what followed was the wettest season in living memory with floods throughout the basin.

In this unique storytelling event, hear from Uncle Major Sumner and elders from Indigenous groups along the Murray-Darling about their spiritual connection to country and their drive to protect it.

SPECIAL GUESTS & STORY TELLERS

Ben Pederick - Filmmaker of Ringbalin: Breaking the drought
Uncle Major Sumner - Ngarrindjeri Elder
Aunty Beryl Carmichael - Ngiyaampaa Elder
Paul Sinclair - Director of Environmental Campaigns at the Australian Conservation Foundation

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