Stonehenge has captured our imagination for hundreds of years and puzzled scientists for generations, yet even when its meaning puzzled us, we knew this massive, constructed monument signified something. But what about boulders and monoliths in a natural landscape? What is their significance to the indigenous peoples of the place? And what are the consequences when a stone is taken as a trophy to a foreign place, putting the landscape out of balance?
Karlu Karlu: Devil’s Marbles (Director David Trantor, Cinematographer Warwick Thornton) depicts the 28-year campaign of Jampin Blackhat (one of the last of a long line of traditional owners) and other elders to regain ownership of Karlu Karlu, an area of huge boulders with great spiritual and cultural significance. Karlu Karlu was a meeting place for Aboriginal peoples of many language groups, all of whom shared responsibility for the place.
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