In a corner of regional Victoria exists a place of astounding natural beauty, archaeological significance and age-old culture. But the Indigenous scarred trees and artefacts found here are at risk. With the blessing of the local Dja Dja Wurrung People, white horticulturist Paul Haw has made it his mission to care for Lake Boort and its surrounds. While exploring these scenic wetlands we meet the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people working together against the clock to preserve what they can, including Jida Gulpilil – son of legendary actor David – who brings his own flavour to his mother’s country. The Lake of Scars tells a story of allyship, environmentalism and cultural rebirth, offering a picture of what reconciliation might look like. But is that idea harder than it seems?

Supported by Plus61J Media.

Director Bill Code and producer Christian Pazzaglia will participate in an in-person Q&A following the Saturday 5 February screening.

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