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The Message Stick – 4WDreaming (2005)


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Director: Michael Butler

‘The Message Stick’ documentary is a travel / adventure journey like no other. After 10 years of traveling into the heart of the harsh Outback of Australia. 3 young people discover love, culture, bush medicine and the mystical powers of the traditional and modern Aboriginal way of life.

This extraordinary documentary began in a 1961 Ex-Army Ambulance which was first built for the Vietnam WAR, now re-painted as a Totem of PEACE and en-acts a 50,000 year old Aboriginal tradition in our modern world.

The Message Stick Vehicle was painted by over 200 Aboriginal Artist and has been transformed and recognized as a totemic symbol of Unity and Peace endorsed by Nelson Mandela and Gough Whitlam (Former Prime Minister of Australia).

Come and explore the rugged Australian outback in the front seat of ‘The Message Stick’ vehicle and discover an ancient culture and its strength and determination to preserve and share their endurance with us all.

Narrated by: Hugo Weaving and Jack Thompson

Michael Butler
Michelle White
Samantha Martin

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