The filmmakers have compiled breathtaking original high-definition material utilising 35mm and high definition RED cameras to capture this unique and timely story.
The production team spent 2010 documenting cultural activities and community life, recording stories and flying by helicopter to Gabarnmung and other remote rock art sites on the Arnhem Land plateau.
The team filmed the first archaeological dig on Jawoyn country, where Australian and French archaeologists, rock art specialists and geologists began their research at Gabarnmung working alongside Jawoyn elders.
The filmmakers then travelled to Melbourne where Jawoyn traditional owners visited Monash University's scientific laboratories and learned first hand the results of the archaeological dig, including uncovering the world's oldest fragment of ground-edge stone axe dated at 35,500 years old.
The team will return to Arnhem Land in 2011 to film the international team of archaeologists second dig at Gabarnmung. The archaeologists will also excavate at the site of a painting believed to depict the Genyornis, a megafauna bird that died out more than 40,000 years ago.
The filmmakers also plan to travel with senior elders back to Arnhem Land's various cultural sites to record their history and stories of the land.
With further funding and support, the team will begin post-production and editing in September 2011.