‘“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.

An ancient site, a ticking clock, and the unlikely allies calling for change.

The Lake of Scars is supported by The Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council, Documentary Australia Foundation, Eucalypt Australia, and The Dja Dja Wurrung Corporation.

In a corner of Australia exists a place of astounding natural beauty, archaeological significance, and age-old culture. But the Indigenous scarred trees and artifacts found here are at risk – until an unlikely inter-generational partnership comes forth to save the site for future generations. The Lake of Scars tells a story of ally-ship, environmentalism and cultural rebirth; a picture of what reconciliation between Aboriginal and European Australians might look like. But is that idea harder than it seems?

Screening as a part of NAIDOC week celebrations.

NAIDOC Week 2022

 

The Lake of Scars is supported by

Celtic Illusion Reimagined
  • Dance

Celtic Illusion Reimagined

5th July 2022 — 6th July 2022

Presented by Base Entertainment

Immerse yourself in the Irish Dance and Grand Illusion sensation that has taken the world by storm.

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The Lake of Scars
  • Film

The Lake of Scars

6th July 2022 — 8th July 2022

The Lake of Scars tells a story of ally-ship, environmentalism and cultural rebirth; a picture of what reconciliation between Aboriginal and European Australians might look like.

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Lightyear
  • Film

Lightyear

8th July 2022 — 23rd July 2022

Mild science fiction themes and animated violence

Presented by Country Arts SA

The story of Buzz Lightyear and his adventures to infinity and beyond.

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The Hopgood Theatre screening only is a free community event proudly sponsored by The City of Onkaparinga

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