Connection to Country

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Connection to Country

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THE BATTLE TO PRESERVE AUSTRALIA'S UNIQUE CULTURAL HERITAGE

This is a compelling look at the world’s oldest continuous culture, a culture whose sacred sites are older than any of the world’s most famous monuments. Connection to Country follows a group of Indigenous people from the Pilbara as they battle to preserve their unique heritage from the ravages of a booming mining industry.

In the heart of Western Australia, the Burrup Peninsula hosts the largest concentration of rock art in the world. It’s a dramatic, ancient landscape so sacred that some parts shouldn’t be looked upon at all except by the Traditional Owners. Waves of industrialisation and development threaten sites all over the region, but the people of the Pilbara, forever connected to their country, forever responsible, are fighting back – documenting the rock art, recording their sacred sites and battling to get their unique cultural heritage recognised and celebrated.

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Weerianna Street Media