Sit back and listen to a few yarns and meet the community of Lightning Ridge. A community shrouded in mystery, addiction, truths, lies, tall stories and secrets.
People from over 52 nations all around the world are drawn to Lightning Ridge with the hope of striking it rich.
‘On Colour’ asks the question of whether addiction can ever be healthy?
Giving everything up in search of a stone might seem like an unhealthy habit but this is a town addicted to their jobs, hard work and intensive labour. Their new lifestyles have replaced more unhealthy addictions and helped people establish unique lives.
Dreamers, outcasts, drop-outs, philosophers and inventors have created a community in which they can find their own place. Here this addiction has given birth to one of the planet’s largest off grid communities, all born out of addiction to opal.
‘On Colour’ invites you into the world of the notoriously tight-lipped town of Lightning Ridge. Here you will meet the characters that have left it all behind to be their own bosses, living more simply, more self sustainably - off the grid and part of a community where local FM radio is still a major news source. This is a portrait of a town that might sound like it’s a relict of the past but this might be a glimpse at a town of the future. With increasing pressures on climate and resources - here is a peek at the survival guide.
So sit down and enjoy the philosophies of the truly unencumbered characters of Lightning Ridge and you may even learn a thing or two about simplicity both in living and innovative thinking.