An under-the-dome experience is coming to Shore Leave festival, showcasing an immersive documentary set in the Mid West outback and blending the worlds of the scientific and the ancient. Star Dreaming centres on one of the world’s biggest mega-science projects, happening right in our backyard — the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope project in the Murchison, deep in Yamatji land. Decades in the works, the SKA will be able to detect radio waves that have taken billion of years to get to Earth, allowing scientists to look back further into the universe than ever before. Indigenous Australians have gained meaning from the stars for more than 60,000 years, making them some of the oldest astronomers on Earth. Narrated by Ernie Dingo, featuring Yamatji artists and elders and world-renowned scientists and a directorial debut from WA Indigenous filmmaker Perun Bonser, the documentary fuses science and Aboriginal culture through the story of two children — Max Winton and Lucia Richardson — who embark on a magical odyssey through time and space. “Star Dreaming is a bold concept and very unique viewing experience, telling a story that hasn’t been told this way before,” writer and producer Julia Redwood said. “This movie will be screening across Australia and around the world — at planetariums and museums. Star Dreaming will put the WA outback, our Indigenous culture and their amazing art, and this Western Australian science success story — in front of eyes on a global scale.” Star Dreaming Under the Dome Experience will be coming home to the Mid West, as part of Shore Leave, with screenings from Thursday, April 28 to Saturday, April 30. The dome will be located at Edith Cowan Square and tickets are on sale now at shoreleavefestival.com.au.