Fundraiser screening “Ringbalin – Breaking the Drought”

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Engineers Without Borders Australia invites you to their upcoming fund-raising event on December 9th 2013, organized by EWB’s Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders Focus Group.

The session will include with screening a short documentary film called Ringbalin – Breaking the DroughtIt is a 30min documentary film presenting a mind-changing Aboriginal perspective on Australia’s great Murray Darling Rivers.

EWB Ringbalin

WHERE: Bella Union, Level 1, Victorian Trades Hall – Corner of Victoria & Lygon Streets

WHEN: Monday, 9th December 2013. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start

WHO: Director Ben Pederick on video + special guest!

HOW MUCH: AUD25 (Concession: AUD20). Your contribution will support both Engineer Without Borders AND the creation of the full version of Ringbalin – River Stories App!

Book your tickets now: http://www.bellaunion.com.au/ticketing/3973, or call (03) 9650 5699.

About this project

“In 2010 Australia was suffering the worst drought in recorded history. At the mouth of the River Murray in South Australia, Ngarrindjeri Elder Uncle Moogy was watching his ancestral home die, so he united a group of different Aboriginal River Nations in a 2300-kilometre pilgrimage to dance the spirit back into the river and into themselves. Ringbalin – Breaking the Drought tells the story of their journey.” See the trailer at https://vimeo.com/68937641.

Through the magic of technology, Director Ben Pederick will introduce us from Cambodia, to the documentary and share his thoughts on the significance of this film launch in Australia. He will also talk to us about sister project Ringbalin – River Stories, an innovative geo-located app that invites you on a journey along the Rivers, with Elders from the oldest cultures on Earth acting as your guides.

Check out the fund-raising page indiegogo video/page, which provides many details about the App and its potential, but also shows how much money is needed to launch the full version of the App (so far only a prototype version was created). The end of the fund-raising for this great App is 20th November so let’s contribute now to make it happen. There are lots of prices for those who contribute too!

Two last things:

1) Be quick, get your ticket as it’s going to sell out fast and

2) Talk to your friends, circulate this link around!