White Cliffs is a rural town in New South Wales which used to be considered one of the most bountiful opal mining towns in the world. Now, opals are practically non-existent, but that doesn't stop White Cliffs inhabitants from toiling under unbearable heat in search of the colourful and elusive stone.
Emerging independent documentary filmmaker and photographer Georgina Savage filmed her first feature documentary in White Cliffs, and the series Digging For Pineapples was shot during that process. Savage is drawn to small and remote communities and the stories she gathers from those that inhabit them. Digging For Pineapples examines both the harshness of Australia’s outback terrain but also the hopefulness of people who are unable to give up on the dream of finding that precious stone.