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Charlie's Country

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DVD
2015
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Big Name No Blanket

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Profiles Australian Aboriginal rock musician George Rrurrambu (1957-2007), frontman of the Warumpi Band, following his story from his Elcho Island home in Arnhem Land to his premature demise. Features interviews and performance excerpts.
DVD
2013
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In My Father's Country

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"In one of the most remote corners of indigenous Australia a boy will soon become a man. His father has told him that his initiation will be soon. In My Father's Country documents a rare and intimate moment in the life of a family living in huruputjpi, a remote indigenous community in north-east Arnhem Land. (STUDY GUIDE AVAILABLE)"--Container.
DVD
2008; 2010
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Gulpilil- One Red Blood; Gulpilil: One Red Blood

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A fascinating documentary that traces the twin lives of David Gulpilil - one as an A-list actor appearing in groundbreaking films from Walkabout to Ten Canoes; the other as a traditional member and elder of an isolated Arnhem land Aboriginal community. Featuring insights from Gulpilil's celebrated colleagues, including Philip Noyce, Rolf De Heer and Jack Thompson, see how Gulpilil revolutionised Australian filmmaking by bringing Aboriginal culture to the screen.
DVD
2007
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The Balanda and the Bark Canoes: A Documentary About Making of Ten Canoes

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Documents the making of Rolf de Heer's eleventh feature film, Ten canoes, which won the Special Grand Jury prize, 2006 Cannes International Film Festival. Both the movie and the documentary were made by award-winning director, Rolf de Heer. Ten canoes tells the story of the people of the Arafura swamp, in their language, and is set a long time before the coming of the Balanda, as white people were known. Dayindi covets one of the wives of his older brother. To teach him the proper way, he is told a story from the mythical past, a story of wrong love, kidnapping, sorcery, bungling mayhem and revenge gone wrong. Rolf de Heer narrates the documentary, talking through the process and challenges of making Ten canoes. The rewarding outcome in the making of Ten canoes is that the film crew [...]
DVD
2006
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Dhakiyarr Vs the King

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Seventy years after the murder trial of the Yolngu leader Dhakiyarr Wirrpanda and his subsequent disappearance, his family is still searching for answers.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Crossing Country: The Alchemy of Western Arnhem Land Art

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This DVD features artist interviews and marvelous images of country and their art work.
DVD
2004
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Dhakiyarr vs. The King

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VHS
2004
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Thomson of Arnhem Land

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This is an account of the career of Donald Thomson, an anthropologist and advocate of Aboriginal self-determination, with a comprehensive understanding of Aboriginal material culture and way of life. He lived with the Yolgnu in the Northern Territory establishing great rapport with Yolgnu leader and warrior Wonggu. He later lived with the Pintupi (Bindipu) in South Australia, opposing the establishment of the Woomera Rocket Range. His support of Aboriginal culture placed him in opposition academically and philosophically to other anthropologists such as A.P. Elkin, and politically to government policies of the day.
VHS
2000
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Dhapi Ceremony at Yirrkala, 1972

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An archival record, with no added translation or documentation, of a circumcision ceremony. During the three weeks prior to the ceremony the boys are sung over and painted.
VHS
1996
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Madarrpa Funeral at Gurka'way; Madarrpa Funeral at Gurka'wuy

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This film explores the way the Yolungu, the people of North East Arnhem Land, cope with death through ties of clan, religion and land. When a child died unexpectedly at Gurka'wuy, a clan homeland settlement some 120 kilometres south of Yirrkala, the filmmaker was asked to record the funeral rites. This ethnographic classic explains in detail the complex elements of the ritual and its symbols.
VHS
1996; 1998
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This Is My Thinking (1995); This Is My Thinking: A Film With Daymbalipu Munungurr C1934-1994

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Daymbalipu Munungurr was one of the most respected and influencial leaders of the Yirrkala Aboriginal community. This film deals with his concerns during the years when the Nabalco bauxite mine first came to the Gove peninsula.
VHS
1996
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We Believe in It, We Know Its True (1986); We Believe in It-- We Know Its True

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This film looks at how the Yolngu, the Aboriginal people of Yirrrkala in North East Arnhem Land and their culture survived forty years of missionary influence followed by the development of a huge bauxite mine. It gives an impressionistic picture of Yolngu cultue in 1982, 12 years after mining started. Central to the film is a funeral ceremony for a senior woman. Also included is a Christian Youth Fellowship meeting discussion on the effects of alcohol and the relationship between Yolngu faith and Christianity.
VHS
1996; 1986
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Yirrkala- Singing in the Rain; Singing in the Rain

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This film shows the Yolngu's attempts to come to terms with, and solve, the problems associated with the Gove bauxite mine. Despite these problems, the Yolngu culture is still vibrant and many clans return to their own lands.
VHS
1996; 1998
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Waiting for Harry

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Set in Arnhem Land, east of Maningrida, we witness Frank Gurrmanamana as he prepares the final mortuary ceremonies for his dead brother. Source: DVD cover.
DVD
1980