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Title Ten canoes [(DVD) videorecording] / Palm Pictures ; Film Finance Corporation Australia presents a Fandango Australia/Vertigo production in association with South Australian Film Corporation, Adelaide Film Festival and SBS Independent ; produced by Rolf de Heer, Julie Ryan ; written by Rolf de Heer in consultation with the people of Ramingining ; co-directed by Peter Djigirr ; directed by Rolf de Heer.

Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : [distributed by] Palm Pictures, [2007]
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 Nichols Adult DVD Foreign Films  AUSTRALI TEN    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround or 2.0 stereo, NTSC.
Language Aboriginal and English dialogue, English subtitles.
Performer Storyteller, David Gulpilil Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu.
Cast Crusoe Kurddal, Jamie Dayindi Gulpilil Dalaithngu, Richard Birrinbirrin, Peter Minygululu, Frances Djulibing.
Credits Director of photography, Ian Jones ; editor, Tania Nehme ; art director, Beverley Freeman.
Note Inspired by the photographs of Dr. Donald Thomson.
Special features: "The Balanda and the bark canoes: the making of Ten Canoes" featurette (55 min.); aerial map of Arnhem Land; interview with Peter Djigirr; interview with director Rolf de Heer; photo gallery: Thomson photographs revisited; US theatrical trailer; DVD-ROM: study guide.
Audience Not rated.
Summary In the distant past, Dayindi covets his older brother's wife. To teach him the proper way, he is told a parable of forbidden love from the mythical past, a story of wrong love, kidnapping, sorcery, and revenge gone wrong.
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.) -- Antiquities -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.) -- Social life and customs -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Avarice -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.) -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Revenge -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.) -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Arnhem Land (N.T.) -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author De Heer, Rolf, 1951-
Ryan, Julie J. C. H.
Djigirr, Peter.
Kurddal, Crusoe.
Gulpilil, Jamie.
Birrinbirrin, Richard, 1953-
Minygululu, Peter.
Djulibing, Frances.
Thomson, Donald F. (Donald Fergusson), 1901-1970.
People of Ramingining.
Palm Pictures.
Film Finance Corporation Australia.
Fandango (Firm)
Vertigo (Firm)
South Australia Film Corporation.
SBS Independent.
Adelaide Film Festival.
Standard No. 660200315825
Music No. PALMDV3158 Palm Pictures
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