One of Australia’s most important films, the first in an Aboriginal language, is an all Yolngu work, facilitated by Rolf de Heer in close collaboration with Gulpilil, who narrates in inimitable fashion. The New York Times was enthralled by the playful wit and great yarn, but the death-dance sequence also offers the most profound insight into ancient human culture ever shot.
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Written by Rolf de Heer in consultation with the people of Ramingining
Associate Producer Richard Birrinbirrin, Belinda Scott
Producer Rolf de Heer, Julie Ryan
Executive Producer Bryce Menzies, Sue Murray, Domenico Procacci
Associate Producer Nils Erik Nielsen
Cast Crusoe Kurddal, Crusoe Kurddal, Richard Birrinbirrin, Peter Minygululu, Frances Djulibing, David Gulpilil Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu, Sonia Djarrabalminym, Cassandra Malangarri Baker, Philip Gudthaykudthay, Peter Djigirr, Michael Dawu, Bobby Bununggurr, Johnny Buniyira, Billy Black, Steven Wilinydjanu Maliburr, Carl Dhalurruma, Kathy Gonun, Jennifer Djenana, Sylvia Nupunya Gaykamangu, Silvia Gapany Gaykamangu, Evonne Munuygu, Mary Dhapalany, Valerie Malibirr, Julie Djelirr, Susan Maliburr, Belinda Gundjulma, Madeline Gaykamangu, Monica Maminyinawny, Shirley Banalanydju, Rico Pascoe, Scott Gaykamangu, Albert Gaykamangu, Sammy Dhurrkay, Meriyl Gaykamangu, George Gaykamangu, Jeffrey Buinyinyinwuiny, Lindsay Mace Gaykamangu, Obert Durrungu, John Yarralmuka, Dino Wanybarrngu, Daniel Gurrulpa, Phoenix Malibirr, Hilston Gurrulpa, John Maliburr, Ryan Maliburr, Malachi Gurrulpa, Serena Maliburr, Roslyn Maliburr, Jayden Maliburr, Jordan Maliburr, Alison Durrunga, Jasmin Maliburr, Marissa Garrawuarra, Jayden Maliburr, Jordan Maliburr, Naomi Garrawuarra, Aristas Durrur, Dimitrius Durrur, Vanessa Yirwirri
The Producers thank the following for their support: The community and traditional landowners of Ramingining and Murwangi; George Banbuma, President, Murwangi Aboriginal Corporation; Richard Bandalil, CEO, Ramingining Council; Jimmy Djamemba, Djapididjapin; Louise Partos; Rhonda, John & Tamara, Ramingining Health Clinic; Daniel Leo & Matthew O’Reilly, Northern Land Council; Rosemary Wrench & Lindy Allen, Museum Victoria; Alessandra Ghini; Amanda Daniel; Andrew & Deb Martin; Brian Rosen; Coraline Armstrong; Danielle King, Boots Healthcare; Jennifer Alvaro, Mayne Group Limited/Fauldings; Jida Gulpilil; Jimmy Norris; John Cann; Katrina Sedgwick; Kevin Hippisley; Kevin, Bullocky Shop; Kristine Placanica; Malcolm Garner, NT Fleet; MMCB (from Rolfman); Rae Hart, Richard Frankland; Ross Matthews; Sally Corcoran; Sam Woodward & the Darwin team, Australian Air Express; Shane Chapman; Schwarzkopf; Steve Monk; Tony Young
Produced by Adelaide Film Festival, Fandango Australia, SBS and Vertigo Productions.