Item Details

Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy

director/writer, Tracey Moffatt ; producer, Penny McDonald ; produced with the assistance of the Australian Film Commission
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
A fictional story in which a middle-aged Aboriginal woman resents the responsibility of caring for her old white mother. Her memories and dreams invade her routine until the old woman's mortality fuels the daughter's guilt and loss. Filmed entirely in a studio, with vibrantly colored sets and extremely creative use of ambient sound.
Director
Tracey Moffatt
Performers
Marcia Langton, Agnes Hardwick, Jimmy Little, Alkira Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Gentle.
Release Date
1989
Run Time
19 min.
Language
English
Notes
Originally produced in 1989.
Local Notes
Public performance rights secured. NOTE PPR: List price applies to universities, colleges, corporations, and government agencies and includes public performance rights for classroom, organizational or library use by the acquiring institution for non-paying audiences only.
Credits
Cinematographer, John Whitteron ; art director, Stephen Curtis ; editor, Phillippa Harvey ; soundscape effects, Debra Petrovitch.
Published
New York, NY : Distributed by Women Make Movies, [2007?]
Description
1 videodisc (19 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD-R.
Technical Details
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