Protecting Manuwangku

Australia | 2014 | 23’45” | Documentary
Directors: Jason De Santolo and Isaac Parsons | Producer: Fabio Cavadini
Original Language: English | Subtitles French

Synopsis: Protecting Manuwangku showcases the strength and determination of the Warlmanpa people in the Central Australian desert, fighting to defend their country and culture from the national nuclear waste dump proposed on their traditional land. The eight-year Muckaty campaign achieved an historic victory in June 2014 when half way through a federal court challenge, the federal government agreed not to further pursue the site. But radioactive waste laws continue to target Aboriginal Land and suspend basic rights. The film provides important lessons and inspiration for the many battles to come.

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