The Resource Mer Rrkwer-akert : Brooks soak country, produced by Charles Darwin University

Mer Rrkwer-akert : Brooks soak country, produced by Charles Darwin University

Label
Mer Rrkwer-akert : Brooks soak country
Title
Mer Rrkwer-akert
Title remainder
Brooks soak country
Statement of responsibility
produced by Charles Darwin University
Title variation remainder
Anmatyerr women's cultural and spiritual values to water
Creator
Contributor
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
[Abstract from DVD jacket] This is a story about the history of our country 'Mer Rrkwer'. To the Anmatyerr people, Rrkwer is a very important place because it holds a permanent water source that never dries up. We relied on Rrkwer for our survival, especially in times of drought. It is also a central meeting place of ceremonial importance for the Anmatyerr and Warlpiri people. Traditional owners from Ti Tree go on a journey to visit Rrkwer (Brooks Soak) to respect their ancestors, to perform ceremony and to see how the country has changed. They haven't been back for over forty years. This film shows Anmatyerr social responsibility towards caring for the land, animals and plants through their cultural and spiritual relation to water. Traditional owners find the land degraded and their water sources contaminated as a result of the open grazing management practices used by the local pastoralists, compounded by the absence of their own physical presence on traditional lands now occupied by pastoral stations. The second DVD features a selection of public Anmatyerr women's ceremonial songs from Brooks Soak country -Awely Rrkwer. These performances of 24 songs show management and knowledge of Rrkwer country and the associated mythology
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
AIAS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watts, Lisa Patricia
Credits note
Writers and director, Lisa Watts, April Campbell; executive producer, Lisa Watts, Rolf Gerritsen
Date of event
2009
Date time place
Filmed in
Funding information
Grant No.
Information about documentation
AIATSIS research grant final report
PerformerNote
April Campbell; Eileen Campbell; Clarrie Long; May Long; Teddy Long; Molly Presley; Lesley Stafford
Place of event
Yurrkuru / Brookes Soak, N.T.,
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Charles Darwin University
  • Anmatyerr Knowledge Centre
Label
Mer Rrkwer-akert : Brooks soak country, produced by Charles Darwin University
Link
https://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Instantiates
Production
Note
  • Anmatyerr and English dialogue; includes options for Anmatyerr and English subtitles
  • Not digitised ; no access copies
  • Copy held for the purposes of on-site research and study only
  • Disc 1: Awely rrkwer-akert : Women's songs from Brooks Soak country -- Disc 2: Mer rrkwer-akert : Brooks Soak country
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
3/4 in.
Extent
2 DVDs (approximately 25 min each)
Immediate source of acquisition
Lisa Watts;
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
sound, colour;
Stock number
CAMPBELL_WATTS_001 (V09369_1-2)
Terms governing use
Copyright with Charles Darwin University and Anmatyerr communities; AIATSIS Audiovisual Archive holds viewing copies only
Label
Mer Rrkwer-akert : Brooks soak country, produced by Charles Darwin University
Link
https://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Production
Note
  • Anmatyerr and English dialogue; includes options for Anmatyerr and English subtitles
  • Not digitised ; no access copies
  • Copy held for the purposes of on-site research and study only
  • Disc 1: Awely rrkwer-akert : Women's songs from Brooks Soak country -- Disc 2: Mer rrkwer-akert : Brooks Soak country
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
3/4 in.
Extent
2 DVDs (approximately 25 min each)
Immediate source of acquisition
Lisa Watts;
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
sound, colour;
Stock number
CAMPBELL_WATTS_001 (V09369_1-2)
Terms governing use
Copyright with Charles Darwin University and Anmatyerr communities; AIATSIS Audiovisual Archive holds viewing copies only

Library Locations

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