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Tom ‘Putuparri’ Lawford is an Aboriginal man struggling to reconcile his life in the modern world with his destiny as a cultural leader of his people. With his family’s cultural heritage at risk of being lost forever, Putuparri’s grandfather takes him on three epic journeys into the remote Great Sandy Desert. Each time, Putuparri learns more about his grandfather’s early life and the rainmaking ceremonies that connect him to his country. Putuparri comes to understand the spiritual significance of these ceremonies and his own responsibility for their survival. This realisation marks his passage from rebellious young man to inspirational leader.

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Nicole Ma
Nicole Ma
John Moore
Executive Producers
Andrew Pike
Dir. of Photography
Paul Elliott
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History and national identity
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Sensible Films Pty Ltd
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