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WHERE THE GREEN ANTS DREAM [WO DIE GRUENEN AMEISEN TRAEUMEN]

Director: Werner Herzog
Screenplay: Werner Herzog; Bob Ellis
Director of Photography: Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein
Cast: Ray Barrett; Roy Marika; Wandjuk Marika; Bruce Spence
Country, Year of production:
D; AUS, 1984
Color: Color
Genre: Drama

A forgotten stretch of land somewhere in Australia. The 'Place Where the Green Ants Dream'. It is here that the myths, songs, and laws of Aborigine tribes of the Worora and Riratjingu 'reside.' They have been one with the land since 40.000 years. In their belief, the Aborigines do not own the land, the land owns them. Now, they are in conflict with Australian land laws and the interest of a uranium mining company? In impressive imagery Werner Herzog tells the gripping story of the elder Miliritbi and his people who put up a graceful and incorruptible fight against exploitation by the powerful mining company. It's a fight of a world of dreams against an impatient civilisation that wants everything and understands nothing.