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DESERT PEOPLE

Australia, 1966 (MIFF 1968, Programme 1, G)

Director: Ian Dunlop

An investigation of the skills and techniques enabling the survival of two aboriginal families in the Western Desert, living in an eminently inhospitable environment This beautifully photographed document lecords the way of nomadic life before it vanishes completely.

Grand Prix, Padua Scientific Film Festival; Citation for Outstanding Merit, Australian Film Awards.

See also...

The Aborigines of Australia

Australia, 1964
By reason of their former way of life the advancement of the Aborigines is a particularly difficult task which cannot he accomplished in a short space of time. How­ever, all Australian Government… More »

People of the Australian Western Desert, Part 4

Australia, 1966
A detailed and penetrating ethnographic study of the daily life of a nomadic aboriginal family. ... Silver Award, Documentary Category, Australian Film Awards. ... More »

FOUR FILMS ON NARRITJIN MAYMURU

Australia, 1981
The films are part of a long-term project being carried out at Yirrkala in north-east Arnhem Land. Narritjin is leader of the Manggaliii clan of north-east Arnhem Land. He and his family have spent m… More »

We Are The Landowner

Australia, 1985
A film by veteran Australian ethnographic filmmaker about the outstatlon, or clan homeland movement throughout northern and central Australia. Two centres are closely examined. ... Yirrkala, in north… More »

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