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Warburdar Bununu: Water Shield

Jason De Santolo | Short Documentary
Australia | 2019 | 26 min
North American Premiere

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 12:30pm
Shorts Program: Activation
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3

In the late '70s, Borroloola Elders were fighting to make sure the mines wouldn't affect their community. It was documented in a documentary Two Laws exposing some of the threats to the land at the time. Now forty years later, community members are worried the waterways may be contaminated. They take the fight to the city and against the mining companies, trying to find the solutions themselves to fight the corporate structure.


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Jason De Santolo (Garrwa, Barunggam) is a researcher, creative producer and father committed to forging a sustainable world for future generations through transformative research strategies, storytelling and practices of renewal.