The Resource The Balanda and the bark canoes : a compelling companion film to Ten Canoes

The Balanda and the bark canoes : a compelling companion film to Ten Canoes

Label
The Balanda and the bark canoes : a compelling companion film to Ten Canoes
Title
The Balanda and the bark canoes
Title remainder
a compelling companion film to Ten Canoes
Contributor
Director
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"We are making a movie. The story is their story, those that live on this land, in their language, and set a long time before the coming of the Balanda, as we white people are known. For the people of the Arafura Swamp, this film is an opportunity, maybe a last chance, to hold on to the old ways. For all of us, the challenges are unexpected, the task beyond anything imagined. For me, it is the most difficult film I have made, in the most foreign land I've been to ... and it is Australia.” - Rolf de Heer , May 2005, Central Arnhem Land. Thus Rolf de Heer wrote during the production of TEN CANOES. The making of that landmark feature film provides the framework for THE BALANDA AND THE BARK CANOES, a documentary exploring much more than simply the practicalities of working with non-professional actors in crocodile-infested waters. Long before cameras rolled on TEN CANOES, de Heer was involved in complex consultations with the Aboriginal cast and community members. The film observes the process by which the people of Ramingining and Murwangi recreated the canoe-making process for TEN CANOES, working from a wealth of photographs taken in the 1930s by anthropologist Donald Thomson. Taking misunderstandings and cultural differences in its stride, this fascinating and often amusing documentary is as an uplifting account of how free-for-all discussion evolved into a highly successful feature film
Cataloging source
NAML
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Written & directed by Molly Reynolds, Tania Nehme, Rolf de Heer ; producers, Rolf de Heer, Julie Ryan
Dewey number
791.43
Intended audience
Rating: PG
Language note
English and Yolngu languages with English subtitles
PerformerNote
  • Participants include cast and crew of 'Ten canoes'
  • Narrator, Rolf de Heer
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1951-
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  • Reynolds, Molly
  • Nehme, Tania
  • de Heer, Rolf
  • Ryan, Julie
  • Film Australia
  • National Indigenous Television (Australia)
Runtime
52
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  • Djigirr, Peter
  • Minygululu, Peter
  • de Heer, Rolf
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Feature films
  • Documentary films
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures in ethnology
  • Canoes and canoeing
  • Motion pictures
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
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Label
The Balanda and the bark canoes : a compelling companion film to Ten Canoes
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Distribution
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059595701
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
1 DVD video (approximately 52 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Other physical details
digital, optical
System control number
(OCoLC)973201318
System details
DVD video, Dolby digital, PAL, all regions
Label
The Balanda and the bark canoes : a compelling companion film to Ten Canoes
Distribution
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059595701
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
1 DVD video (approximately 52 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Other physical details
digital, optical
System control number
(OCoLC)973201318
System details
DVD video, Dolby digital, PAL, all regions

Library Locations

    • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)Borrow it
      51 Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT, 2601, AU
      -35.292556 149.118617
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