Laka is a cross-cultural love story that starts with a first kiss in the suburbs of Sydney and ends with a bush birth in the Arnhem land wilderness. For too many years, Lily, a Yolngu woman from the Northern Territory, has suppressed her yearning to go home. Now heavily pregnant, visions of her ancestral land have taken over her waking life. Lily believes it’s her unborn child calling out to her, entreating her to be born on country. Lily’s husband Siddhartha, a Sri Lankan Australian, is unwilling to disrupt their stable life in Sydney, forcing Lily to choose between her land and her love. She chooses her land. One night Lily leaves Siddhartha, and begins the long drive back home to Arnhem Land.
Director: S. Shakthidharan
Producer: Vanessa Hyde
Writers: S. Shakthidharan, Rosealee Pearson, Merrkiyawuy Ganambarr-Stubbs
Australia | 2018 | 13 min | VR 360 | English/ Yolngu English Subtitles