Pitjiri: the snake that will not sink

Australia, 1985

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In 1936 on a remote outpost in the Northern Territory, nine aboriginal elders appeared before Ruth Heathcock, a young white nurse who they believed was a member of their tribe before the Dreaming. What she later experienced in her healing work is the subject of this extraordinary documentary. A multi-award winning production.

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producer/director

Karen Hughes

production company

Trikon Film Corporation

Duration

00:48:35:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1985

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