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Yirawala - The Picasso of Arnhemland

Australia, 1982 (MIFF 1983, Artists)

Director: Sandra Holmes

The poignant story of Yirawala MBE, a tribal man of high degree, who fought to hold back a tidal wave of change, even though he knew some people wanted the money from mining.

The film shows the marvellous works of Yirawala and explains its meaning in relation to the land and the Dreaming.

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