Tjanpi Nyawa! Look at the Grass! # 124

Tjanpi Nyawa! Look at the Grass!

09:15, Friday 14th June, Museum Auditorium

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  • Director/Anthropologist: Christiane Keller
  • Year of Release: 2012
  • Duration: 26 mins
  • Country of Production: Australia
  • Location: Warakurna and surrounds, Western Australia
  • Ethnic Group: Ananagu people
  • Language: Ngaanyaatjarra, Pitjantjatjarra (English)

This film captures the multi-sensory experiences of Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Australian Aboriginal fibre artists who work mainly with grass, wool and raffia. It portrays the integration of this more recently developed artistic expression within desert culture and captures the atmosphere of sociability of these women seldom seen in Australian films.

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Organised by the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain & Ireland (RAI) since 1985, it is an itinerant festival that moves biennially from one university host to another, in association with local community and cultural organisations.

The festival will be held from Thursday 13 June to Sunday 16 June 2013 in Edinburgh, hosted by National Museums Scotland and the STAR consortium. Scottish Training in Anthropological Research (STAR) is a collaboration between the Universities of Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and St. Andrews. Over 60 new films will be screened alongside a conference 'New Observations' and a selection of special events and workshop about art & anthropology and the use of archival film.

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