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Where the Green Ants Dream

Where the Green Ants Dream
  • 1984
  • Germany
  • 100 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Werner Herzog
  • Cast: Bruce Spence, Wandjuk Marika, Roy Marika
  • UK release: 18 October 1984

In the desolate land at the heart of Australia, two Aboriginal tribes, the Worora and the Rirratjingu, preserve their 40,000 year old customs and beliefs. They come into conflict with a mining company which intends dig for uranium, thus desecrating a historic site. The tribes go to court to protect the land where the green ants dream and encounter unfamiliar modern western laws.

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