The Lake of Scars

28 May
Location informationArc Cinema
Event cost$12 / $10

The Lake of Scars is a feature-length documentary from director Bill Code, in production on Dja Dja Wurrung country in Victoria.  

Here there exists a link to an ancient culture, unlike anywhere else in Australia. A place of astounding beauty and rare cultural, archaeological and environmental significance, it is being degraded on an annual basis.  

One farmer has spent decades identifying and caring for the scar trees and middens which dot the country, working with members of Yung Balug clan. As the clock ticks, an unlikely partnership could see it saved for future generations.  

The Lake of Scars is a story of environment and heritage, water and culture. It offers an example of reconciliation between white and black Australians and asks what we want to change, and what we want to remain the same. 

‘A deeply moving, evocative and beautiful insight into how a battle to preserve timeless Indigenous culture found hope in a remarkable act of black and white conciliation’ – Paul Daley, author and Guardian journalist 

See more films in our National Reconciliation Week program.



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