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Sacred Ground is an International multi award-winning documentary that tells the true story of Aboriginal people fighting to save what is left of their ancient heritage and culture. Land developments, greed and ignorance is destroying much of Australia’s ancient heritage and cultural sites. Quenten Agius discovers his ancestor’s ancient skeletal remains in the middle of a multi-million dollar housing development. This life changing moment forms the central story of his emotional journey. When Quenten speaks we can see and feel his pain. Five years in the making, Quenten and his mob have the guts to stand up, to speak out and express their views, to fight for what they believe in – Sacred Ground is their story. Awards Special Jury Selection Award (Grand Prize) – 2008 Global Green Indigenous Film Festival (Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA). Special Jury Prize – 2008 Pacific International Doco Film Festival (FIFO Tahiti). WINNER Best Documentary – AVPA National Awards (Australian Video Producers Assoc) 2007. Best Documentary – 2007 AVPA Australian Video Producers Assoc National Awards. Best Broadcast TV Pgm – 2007 AVPA Aust Video Producers Assoc National Awards. Nominations Best International Documentary: International Film Festival England (June 2008). Official Selection: Reel Earth Aotearoa Environmental Film Festival, (May 2008). Official Selection: Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival (June 2008). Official Selection: Globians World and Culture Documentary Film Festival (Germany August 2008). Official Selection: Canada International Film Festival – Feb 2009. Nominated for International Gold Panda Award – Best Photography in a Documentary (Anthropology): Sichuan TV Festival (China 2009 Nominated for Best International Documentary: Swansea Bay Film Festival (Wales) May 2009. Official Selection: The Dreaming Festival (Australia) June 2009. Official Selection: Two Fires Festival (Australia) March 2009 Official Selection: International Film Festival Egypt (Cairo) April 2009 Screenings: ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) – July 2007. EM TV Papua New Guinea – March 2008. Press TV (Iranian Television) 2009 Maori TV New Zealand 2009. NITV (National Indigenous TV Australia) 2009/10/11 Other screenings: NAIDOC Week – International Human Rights Day – Mabo Day: Adelaide, South Australia 2008/09 / State History Conference: South Australia, Aug 2009. Educational Institutions: DVD purchased by over 80 educational institutions and libraries Australia wide.

PRODUCER: Kim Mavromatis

DIRECTOR: Kim Mavromatis