Yandoit Cultural is screening a compilation of short films, as well as a feature film, Lake of Scars, as part of the Central Victorian Indigenous Film Festival. The Festival coincides with Reconciliation Week.

Short Films

The compilation of short films, produced by local film makers People Pictures, demonstrates a small fraction of the cultural work done by Nalderun Education Aboriginal Corporation in and around Castlemaine.

Feature Film- The Lake of Scars

In a corner of Australia exists a place of astounding natural beauty, archaeological significance, and age-old culture: the ephemeral Lake Boort on northern Djarra country. But the Indigenous scarred trees and artefacts found here are at risk until an unlikely intergenerational partnership comes forth to save the site for future generations. The Lake of Scars tells a story of allyship, environmentalism and cultural re-birth; a picture of what reconciliation between Aboriginal and European Australians might look like. Through the film we see the people, Aboriginal and non- Aboriginal, who are working against the clock to preserve and promote what they can.

“A deeply moving, evocative and beautiful insight into how a battle to preserve timeless Indigenous culture found hope in a remarkable act of black and white conciliation.” (Paul Daley, author and Guardian journalist)

Date: Sunday, June 4th, 2023
Time: 5pm
Venue:: Yandoit Cultural, The Old Church in the Bush, Uniting Church Rd, Yandoit, 3164
Cost: Entry by donation
Bookings: For more information and bookings email ycfcpg@gmail.com or call Nikki 0432 232 073.