Item Details

A Walbiri Fire Ceremony: Ngatjakula People Making History

Kim McKenzie, Editor
Format
Video; DVD
Published
[Canberra] : The Institute, ©1996.
Language
English
ISBN
9780855756437, 0855756438
Contents
Originally shot in 1967, the footage in this film is re-examined ten years later by anthropologist Nicholas Peterson. Shows the fire ceremony of the Walbiri tribe, Central Australia, which employs fire to inflict real and symbolic punishment on those responsible for a social transgression. Nicholas Peterson, in his commentary explains the social divisions of the tribe and the role the ceremony plays in restoring order to the community.
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    a| Released: 1977.
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    a| Director: Roger Sandall ; edited version by Kim McKenzie.
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    a| Originally shot in 1967, the footage in this film is re-examined ten years later by anthropologist Nicholas Peterson. Shows the fire ceremony of the Walbiri tribe, Central Australia, which employs fire to inflict real and symbolic punishment on those responsible for a social transgression. Nicholas Peterson, in his commentary explains the social divisions of the tribe and the role the ceremony plays in restoring order to the community.
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