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The Lake of Scars' NITV premiere: Oct 3

A big week coming up in the life of our critically-acclaimed documentary The Lake of Scars; we're heading for a national broadcast on NITV on Monday 3rd October, at 9:30pm!

There'll be a daytime replay on Tuesday, as well, plus a place on SBS On Demand.

The Lake of Scars is an environmental story of reconciliation told by the late, great Uncle Jack Charles, a tale of allyship from Dja Dja Wurrung Country in Victoria. Made with the the irreplaceable help of several members of the Yung Balug clan from this corner of Dja Dja Wurrung Country in NW Victoria, it tells the story of their fight to protect and recognise scarred trees

and other heritage, with the dedicated help of a local white couple, Paul and Cathie Haw.

It's great to finally get the broadcast - after hitting up 35 cinemas in six state and territories, this film, made on a very small budget with an even smaller team, will reach further into schools and universities with the help of new impact partners.

Uncle Jack Charles (L), recording with director Bill Code and camera operator Rudi Siira

Educators wishing to screen the film can copy using their institution's Screenrights licence and use the fantastic resource created in partnership with ATOM - which is available for free! It contains great discussion starter points for students on reconciliation, heritage, scar trees, cultural burning, frontier history and more. The DVD is also available for pre-order (dispatch after October 3rd) from our distributor friends at Ronin Pictures.

A massive thank you to all involved from me (Bill Code, director) in this team effort; in remembrance of the wonderful Uncle Jack who provided an unmatchable spark, passion, wit and integrity in the latter stages of filming.

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