When the dust settles, culture remains…
Maralinga Tjarutja focuses on the Maralinga Tjarutja people who have lived on their lands for over 60 thousand years. They survived and, through their tenacious spirit and cultural strength, fight to retain their country.
Maralinga Tjarutja land, located in regional South Australia, was used for the British Nuclear Test Program between 1953 and 1963. The Maralinga Tjarutja people fought for the clean-up of contamination, for compensation and for the handback in 2009 of the Maralinga Village and test sites.
They have rebuilt traditional communities into vibrant, creative cultural communities that will ensure Maralinga Tjarutja custodianship of their lands into the future.
- (All cast play themselves)
- Release dates
- 24 May 2020 – ABC television
- M - Mature
Maralinga Tjarutja provides complementary programming from an Aboriginal perspective to the ABC drama series Operation Buffalo which takes the view of Major Leo Carmichael, an Australian Army engineer and WWII veteran and only mentions Aboriginal people in passing.
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