Streaming Release: The Lake of Scars

Digital Release Date: Feb. 20, 2024
Price: Digital: Rental/Sale: $3.99/9.99
Studio: Random Media

Directed by Bill Code, the 2022 documentary The Lake of Scars highlights the realities and politics of conservation and protection for the largest collection of beautiful, mysterious ‘scar’ trees in the world, at Lake Boort in a remote corner of Australia.

Produced over six years, the film features the late activist and iconic Australian actor Uncle Jack Charles, and showcases the work and passion of historian Paul Haw.  Haw’s close relationship with the Yung Balug clan of the Dja Dja Wurrung Aboriginal people conserves the scar trees, in a uniquely admirable story of allyship, environmentalism and cultural rebirth, that also serves as a blueprint for what reconciliation between white and black Australians might look like.

Showcasing the astounding natural beauty and archaeological significance of rural Lake Boort, The Lake of Scars is supported by the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council.

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.