The central focus of X300 is the land and the complex relationship held between it and the Aboriginal people. This relationship is not always dependent on physical presence on the land, but represents a much deeper connection. At Maralinga, it was mistakenly assumed that the land in the area was vacant. It was far from it. The Aboriginal experience of this historical event has been one of total devastation, but on the other hand, it has demonstrated a true resilience in the Aboriginal people and proves an enduring connection to the land that is unbroken, even by atomic testing.
This production features the First Nations language Pitjantjatara (Western Desert).
Sections of X300
Waiting (on Country)
Duration: 40 minutes
X300 premiered in 2007 as part of the double bill True Stories, which included Emeret Lu and X300.