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Screening brings big crowd

THE home-town screening of the acclaimed Lake of Scars documentary in Boort had more than 130 people in the memorial hall.

After months of discussions with documentary maker Bill Code to “bring the film home” and successful screenings around Australia since the Sydney premiere in February, the Boort showing still had an opening night atmosphere.

Paul Haw, who is featured in the documentary looking at the indigenous heritage of Lake Boort and its artefacts, said the screening had further raised awareness of the unique place of the lake in Australian history.

“Bill’s documentary is both powerful and informative and shares a wonderful story. He would have liked to be in Boort but had prior commitments,” Paul said.

“But through screening his documentary, his presence was strong and the audience immediately saw why Lake of Scars has been so well received around the country.

“Screenings have been sellouts multiple times in Eaglehawk and at other towns in regional Victoria.

“Now we can proudly add Boort, where the documentary is set, to the communities that have seen this great documentary,” Paul said.



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