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A presentation of the Melbourne International Film Festival MIFF Premiere Fund at CinéfestOZ.
Tom ‘Putuparri’ Lawford is a man caught between two worlds – torn between his life in the modern world and his destiny as a cultural leader of his people. 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 Great Sandy Desert of Western Australia. Kurtal is a site of great spiritual significance to Putuparri’s family where they ritually make rain. Putuparri and the Rainmakers is an emotional, visually breathtaking story of love, hope and the survival of Aboriginal law and culture against all odds.