Dirt Cheap 30 years on: the story of uranium mining in Kakadu| 49mins
Director: Ned Lander | Producer: Ned Lander
Focus Years: 2011 | Country: Australia
Uranium mining was imposed on the Traditional Owners of Kakadu in the late 1970s and the controversial Ranger mine commenced production in 1981.
Three decades later, Kakadu uranium is still shipped out of Darwin to fuel nuclear reactors in Japan, Europe and elsewhere.
"Dirt Cheap 30 years on" includes rare footage of Mirarr Senior Traditional Owner Toby Gangale stating clear opposition to mining on his country and documents his prescient concerns about uranium. It shows how the Australian Federal Government overrode the human rights of Kakadu's Traditional Owners in order to impose a toxic industry in a World Heritage Area.
The film provides a unique insight into a story that continues to generate heartache and headlines today.