Warburdar Bununu / Opening Scene - Documentary / CLIP
Warburdar Bununu / Water Shield - Documentary
Directed by Jason De Santolo / 2019 / Australia
PRODUCER / John Harvey
CINEMATOGRAPHER / Ryan Alexander Lloyd
EDITOR / Sally Biasiutti
COMPANY CREDITS World Sales: Brown Cabs
In the late ’70s, Borroloola elders co-produced a landmark film to expose the threat to their homelands from mining development. In 2019, the eco-battle re-ignites.
Scott Wurjuki McDinny’s grandparents were involved in the making of the documentary, Two Laws, as they stood up to protect their Country against mining interests. Forty years on, the Gulf Country region is in peril again, as the area’s sacred waterways are becoming more and more contaminated. Inspired by his forefathers and using ancient song and dance, Garrwa song man Scott is determined to shield his homelands from mining. Director Jason De Santolo follows the trail of the heavy metal pollution, which has made the community’s water unfit to drink, fish or swim in.