Australian Films on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th June 2011
We would like to draw your attention to four films from Australia covering a variety of issues surrounding indigenous culture and the effect these issues have had within their communities. The films examine day to day living, ritual, health and death, using both new and historical footage.
Friday, 24th June 2011
– This gentle and reflective film is a moving revelation of the woman’s sense of oneness with their Central Australian homeland and their sense of maintaining a lifestyle from the old days.
Part of Us
– A film about the Ngarrindjeri people, repatriating bones from a museum in the UK, and the connection they have with their dead through shared land and heritage.
Saturday, 25th June 2011
Kuru – The Science and the Sorcery
– A medical detective story, which follows Australian scientist B. Alpers researching Kuru, a neurological disorder found predominately in PNG’s Fore people.
The Masks of Mer
– A new documentary about Alfred C. Haddon’s first ethnographic film 1898 of dances in the Torres Straits.