Special Screening of Twelve Canoes in Sydney

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.09.08

Dates: 07.09.08
Location: Paddington Town Hall, Cnr Oxford Street and Oatley Road, Paddington

The Yolngu People of Ramingining, Arnhem Land NT
invite you and a guest to share a remarkable view of their world
with a special screening of Twelve Canoes to celebrate the launch of their site 12canoes.com.au

Sunday 7 September, 2008
Chauvel Cinema
Paddington Town Hall, Cnr Oxford Street and Oatley Road, Paddington

Followed by a Q&A, hosted by Sydney Morning Herald's Garry Maddox
representatives of the Ramingining Community of Arnhem Land
Peter Djigirr, Gladys Womati and Ronnie Barramala
together with the website's creative collaborators, Molly Reynolds and Rolf de Heer,
and Paolo Cherchi Usai, Executive Director of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

RSVP to canberra.reception@nfsa.gov.au by 5pm Friday 5 September

12 Canoes is a 66 minute cinema presentation of twelve linked short subjects that together paint a visual and audio portrait of the people, history, culture and place of the Yolngu of north-central Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.

The twelve works are the significant component of the 12canoes.com.au website which goes live on Monday 8 September.

Viewed in one complete run, what emerges is a powerful, impressionistic, yet comprehensive portrait of a people and place.

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