Still from Ringbalin – Breaking the Drought




1 October 2013

Ringbalin – Breaking the Drought
Adelaide Film Festival, Australia
Directed by Ben Pederick

In 2010, Australia was facing the worst drought in recorded history. At the end of the river in the Coorong, Ngarrindjeri Elder Uncle Moogy grew tired of watching his ancestral home die, and so united a group of different Aboriginal River Nations in a 2300-kilometre pilgrimage to dance the spirit back into the river and into themselves. By the time they had finished the drought had broken and what followed was the wettest wet season in living memory with floods throughout the basin.
Cast: Major Sumner, Cheryl Buchannan, Peter Williams, Tal-kin-jeri Dance Group, Kooma/Gwamu Ngyiaampa and Ngarrindjeri tribal dancers and performers.
Showing: Wednesday October 16, 4.30pm, Palace Nova, Adelaide.


The Transitions Film Festival
October/November, Australia

Australia’s largest solutions-focussed sustainability film festival showcases powerful, inspiring and ground-breaking films from around the world. Covering topics such as renewable energy, organics and permaculture, economics, design and consciousness, the festival hopes to share and inspire the change needed to create true social and environmental sustainability. After an enormously successful program in Melbourne and Darwin the Transitions Film Festival heads to Alice Springs in October (24 & 25) and Adelaide in November (1-10).


Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival
The Banff Centre
October 26 - November 3, 2013, Canada

The Festival brings you the world’s best mountain films and speakers to The Banff Centre (which opened in 1933 in the awesome mountains of Banff National Park).
Billed as the largest arts and creativity incubator on the planet, working at the intersection of art and ideas with a mission being to inspire creativity, all located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Centre Is committed to education and environmental awareness.
“There’s no question about the role that nature plays at Banff. Because you are right up against the earth. It reminds you of what is really important,” – Ann-Marie MacDonald, award-winning author and actor, Banff Centre alumna.
For more information from the website or The Banff Centre’s environmental policies, go to


Vancouver International Film Festival
September 26 - October 11, 2013, Canada

VIFF is among the five largest film festivals in North America, screening films from 80 countries on 10 screens.
The international line-up includes the pick of the world’s top film fests and many undiscovered gems.

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