MARALINGA TJARUTJA

Producer: 

Darren Dale & Jacob Hickey

Writer: 

Larissa Behrendt

Director: 

Larissa Behrendt

Genre:

Documentary

Year:

2020

Distributor:

ABC Content Sales

Links:

IMDB

Purchase:

Stream on ABC iView

A one-hour documentary for the ABC that focuses on the Maralinga Tjarutja people who have lived on their lands for over 60 thousand years. Written and directed by Larissa Behrendt (After the Apology) this documentary will provide complementary programming from an Indigenous perspective to the forthcoming ABC drama series Operation Buffalo.

 

Maralinga Tjarutja land, located in regional South Australia, was used for the British Nuclear Test Program between 1953 and 1963. The Maralinga Tjarutja people fought for the clean-up of contamination, for compensation and for the handback in 2009 of the Maralinga Village and Test Sites. They have rebuilt traditional communities into vibrant, creative cultural communities that will ensure Maralinga Tjarutja custodianship of their lands into the future.

 

Duration: 52 mins

 

Financed with support from the South Australian Film Corporation.
Screen Australia Media Release