Ringbalin: Breaking the Drought

2013 | Short | 26 mins


DIRECTOR: Ben Pederick
PRODUCER:  Julia de Roeper
CO-PRODUCER: Jocelyn Pederick, Ali Sanderson, Ben Pederick, Sue Maslin
SCREENWRITERS: Ben Pederick, Jocelyn Pederick

In 2010 Australia was facing the worst drought in recorded history. At the end of the river in the Coorong, Ngarrindjeri Elder Uncle Moogy grew tired of watching his ancestral home die, and so united a group of different Aboriginal River Nations in a 2300-kilometre pilgrimage to dance the spirit back into the river and into themselves. By the time they had finished the drought had broken and what followed was the wettest wet season in living memory with floods throughout the basin.

Festivals:
SXSW Interactive Convention 2014, Canberra 2013

Awards:

  • Best Indigenous Resource – Atom Awards 2014
  • Second place: SXSW Interactive Convention

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