This emotionally charged documentary follows Ngarrindjeri Elder Major Sumner and South East Australian Aboriginal community members on their endeavors to reclaim an important part of their culture: traditional bark canoe making. This is the first time in over 100 years since anyone has made a traditional bark canoe on their ancestral lands, and Uncle Moogy and his team are not sure if they will succeed to cut a huge slice of bark from a giant Redgum tree and get the surfboard-size bark down in one piece - and most importantly, if it will finally float and carry them. Along this once-in-a-life-time journey, several local Indigenous people and environmental experts address issues around caring for the country, environmental issues, and cultural transmission of traditional knowledge.
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