We have just returned from Leonora where we did the first screening of Walking for Country. We had a great turn out and everyone was excited to see the film..
Now that we have shown it to the community in Leonora we are looking at film festivals both in Australia and Internationally to screen Walking for Country.
The first International screening will happen during the last week of May as we have just heard that Walking for Country has been excepted into the International Uranium Film Festival in Brazil.
The Parnngurr Community was set up in the 1980’s during the homelands movement, as a protest camp against uranium exploration. The community here and other Martu communities are now faced with the renewed threat of uranium mining by Cameco and Mitsubishi. The community has called for a walk from their community to the proposed uranium mine through the stunning Karlamilyi National Park.
Funds raised will go to support Martu joining the walk from surrounding communities. Donations are tax deductible.
Walkatjurra Walkabout 2016
August 7th – September 7th 2016
registration is now open
The bus will be leaving Perth on the 7th of August (Early in the morning!!)
We will be meeting in Kalgoorlie on the 7th of August if you want to join us there. We will be camping the night in Kalgoorlie at the Wongutha Birni Cultural Centre, and then driving up to Wiluna on the morning of the 8th of August. Our first walking day will be on the 11th August.
more info at www.walkingforcountry.com
Peace & Solidarity
Walkatjurra Walkabout crew