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Australia's Lost Gold: The Legend of Lasseter (2012)

Lasseter's Bones (original title)
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In 1931 Harold Lasseter's body was found in Central Australia's deserts. His diary revealed that he'd found gold, worth millions...but that he'd give it all for a loaf of bread... The gold ... See full summary »

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Luke Walker

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In 1931 Harold Lasseter's body was found in Central Australia's deserts. His diary revealed that he'd found gold, worth millions...but that he'd give it all for a loaf of bread... The gold is still yet to be found. Filmmaker Luke Walker finds Lasseter's 85 year-old son, still searching the desert, not only for gold, but something far more precious. Now, 80 years since Lasseter set off from Alice Springs to meet his fate, is it possible to piece together the fragments of history he left behind? Armed with a camera and the unshakable belief that he will find gold in Lasseter's story, Walker sets out to unravel the tangle of myths, lies and legend that lie buried with Lasseter's bones in the heart of Australia. Written by Anonymous

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In Central Australia, truth is more precious than gold...


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27 May 2016 (USA) See more »

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Luke Walker hits gold with a thoughtful and dedicated documentary
17 June 2016 | by ThomasSee all my reviews

It is extremely obvious within the first five minutes of Australia's Lost Gold that Director Luke Walker believes the story of "Lasseter's Bones" with every inch of his being. What I enjoyed the most in this film was the fierce dedication to not just telling a story, but defending a family name. Walker is joined for a large portion of the film by Lasseter's 85 year old son, and having that really gave the film an authenticity and character that some documentaries miss out on. Technically speaking, it's an ambitious project to take a small film crew into the Australian Outback, as evidence by how many tires Walker goes through trying brave the harsh and unforgiving territory like his predecessor, Harold Lasseter. Walker's thoughtfulness and eye for creative storytelling brings this documentary to another level that is rare in documentaries. Documentaries tend to get lost in the specifics and lack a soul but Walker's "lost gold" is all heart.


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