Nearly 450 guests attended ‘Two Rivers Talking’ last week, an event celebrating the Martuwarra Fitzroy River and Derbarl Yerrigan Swan River, featuring a special screening of The Serpent’s Tale and a Q&A session with Elders.
It was the second time the short film had been shown at Luna Cinemas in Leederville, and the special evening inspired guests to act to protect the Martuwarra Fitzroy River – a living serpent ancestral being and the life force of the Kimberley.
The Serpent’s Tale was filmed over three years under the guidance of Traditional Owners to tell the National Heritage Listed creation story of the Martuwarra (Fitzroy River). Mixing stunning footage, interviews with Elders, and animations - the film told the ancient story of one of the last wild rivers on the planet and the people who keep that story alive.
Guests heard the voices of Martuwarra Traditional Owners and why they are passionate about seeing Martuwarra Country protected.
Traditional Owners have been strong on their message of no water take from the Martuwarra and are calling on the WA Government to create a co-design model to care for the river where Traditional Owners have final say.
Act now to protect the Martuwarra Fitzroy River by sending a quick online submission to the WA Government outlining that you stand with Traditional Owners and do not support water take from the River.
It was a full house at Luna Leederville with around 450 guests.