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In a slightly padded but well-acted and relevant drama, an Australian mining company and a group of aboriginals go to court to settle a dispute over sacred land that the company wants to mine. When the Ayers Mining Company sets out to begin construction of its mine with bulldozers and earth-movers, the Aboriginals physically block the work because the site is exactly where the green ants will gather to dream (a 40,000-year-old legend) and it cannot be disturbed. The company tries the usual means of getting their way -- through bribes and arguments -- but nothing budges the men who came to defend the land. Once in court, it is quickly apparent that tribal laws and customs and beliefs are very different than Western laws -- and how the issue will be resolved is sticky indeed. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi


Bruce Spence
as Lance Hackett
Wandjuk Marika
as Miliritbi
Roy Marika
as Dayipu
Ray Barrett
as Cole
Norman Kaye
as Baldwin Ferguson
James Ricketson
as Philip Adams, the Mining Leader
Noel Lyon
as Bailiff
Susan Greaves
as Secretary
Andrew Mack
as Protocol Officer
Paul Donazzan
as RAAF Pilot
Tim Cartwright
as RAAF Pilot
Ray Marshall
as Solicitor General Coulthard
Christopher Cain
Hugh Keays-Byrne
as Mining executive
Michael Edols
as Young attorney
Anastasios Chatzidimpas
as Cook
Nicolas Lathouris
as Arnold
Basil Clarke
as Judge Blackburn
Bob Ellis
as Supermarket manager
Marraru Wunungmurra
as Daisy Barunga
Max Fairchild
as Police Officer
Robert Brissenden
as Prof. Stanner
Paul Cox
as Mining Photographer
Maria Chatzidimpas
as Mongoloid Girl
Phillip Radke
as Chauffeur
Tony Llewellyn-Jones
as Fitzsimmons
Maria Stratford
as Peevish Woman
Ralph Cotterill
as Fletcher
Trevor Orford
as Worker


Werner Herzog
Lucki Stipetic
Bob Ellis
Dialogue Writer
Bob Ellis
Werner Herzog
Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein
Wandjuk Marika
Composer (Music Score)
Ernst Bloch
Composer (Music Score)
Klaus-Jochen Wiese
Composer (Music Score)
Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus
Ulrich Bergfelder
Art Director
Ulrich Bergfelder
Set Designer
Frances D. Hogan
Costume Designer
Brian Pearce
Special Effects
Tony Llewellyn-Jones