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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (1025 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 1996.

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General Note:
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In Process Record.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 1996.
Summary, etc.:
A collection of 22 films made by Ian Dunlop over a 30 year period with the Yolngu, the Aboriginal people of northeast Arnhem Land. Yirrkala was an isolated mission station until the coming of a huge bauxite mine in the late 1960s. The impact of the mine on the Yolngu and their response is a major theme of this long-term film project.. Each film stands on its own but each is also part of a rich mosaic. The relationship between people and their clans, ritual, art and land is an intertwining theme. Several major ceremonies are documented.. The importance of the land is ever-present. Despite enormous disruption to their lives, the resilience of the Yolngu and their culture shines through.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language Note:
In English
Subject: Indigenous peoples--Cross-cultural studies.
Genre: Australian Studies
Education films.

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