Putuparri and the Rainmakers

by David Bridie and Various Artists

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Against the backdrop of Australia's tangled colonial and Indigenous history, Putuparri and the Rainmakers explores one man's struggle to fulfil his destiny.

Tom "Putuparri" Lawford is a man caught between two worlds: his past and present in modern society, where he battles with alcoholism and domestic violence; and his future as a leader of his people, reconnecting with his ancestral lands, learning about his traditional culture and shouldering his responsibility to pass this knowledge on to the next generation.

Director Nicole Ma spent more than a decade documenting Putuparri's journey, travelling with him and his family on numerous occasions to Kurtal, in the Kimberley's Great Sandy Desert region – traditionally a site of great significance as a place where people ritually make rain – as they fight for their native title claim over the area.

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released February 26, 2016

01. The Rainmaker: Kurtal Theme - David Bridie / Tom Lawford
02. Kurtal Theme 2 (Snake Dreaming) - David Bridie / Tom Lawford
03. Why Carry A Load - Kankawa Nagarra
04. Spider and Dolly at the Waterhole - David Bridie / Tom Lawford
05. A Gift To The Old Ones - David Bridie
06. The Ballad of Spider and Dolly - David Bridie / Tom Lawford
07. Mother and Father - Frank Yamma
08. Keep The Fight - David Bridie
09. Ngurra Parnngurr - Parnngurr Band and Monkey Marc
10. Canning Stock Route - David Bridie / Tom Lawford
11. Nyaku Marnanta Nyuntu Mipa Lord - Kankawa Nagarra
12. The Right Time To Dance - David Bridie
13. Story About the Past - David Bridie / Tom Lawford
14. Wati Kutchu Yangupala - Frank Yamma
15. Woma Wanti - Areyonga Desert Tigers
16. Kurtal Theme - David Bridie / Tom Lawford
17. Spider the Last Teacher - David Bridie
18. Land Claim - David Bridie / Tom Lawford
19. Fitzroy Crossing Refugee Camp - David Bridie
20. Circle of Life - David Bridie / Tom Lawford

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