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Online Zoom Screening of film, Kaja-warnu-jangka 'From the bush, 12 June

Australian National University, Outreach, Shape

Date: 5 June 2020

Online Zoom Screening of film, Kaja-warnu-jangka 'From the bush', followed by Q&A panel

Friday 12 June, 3:00pm on zoom 

Kaja-warnu-jangka ‘From the bush’ is a unique biographical tribute to two senior Warlpiri men, Jerry Patrick Jangala OAM and Henry Cook Jakamarra, who tell their own narratives of their remarkable lives over 85+ years. Dynamically bringing together previously unpublished footage, oral histories and photographs from over many years, it shows historical aspects of the remote desert community and the living endurance of traditional values of kinship and law.

3pm: Introduction by Prof. Nicholas Evans, Director, CoEDL

3:05pm: Watch the film being streamed or each watch on your own devices

4:15pm: Reconvene for Q&A

               Panel Chair Assoc. Prof. Brenda Croft (SOAD) 

               Panel members Film-makers Maxwell Walma Tasman Japanangka (Lajamanu) and Carmel O'Shannessy and Ngiyampaa linguist Lesley Woods

Zoom link (from 3pm): https://anu.zoom.us/j/99512207779

Expounding the themes of courageous resilience and embrace of change, it is the product of a collaboration by PAW Media Warlpiri film-maker, Maxwell Walma Tasman Japanangka and CoEDL-ANU linguist, Carmel O’Shannessy. It was inspired by people in the community suggesting the need to document the two senior men’s lives. The film is mostly in Warlpiri, with subtitles in English. It is 1hr 09 mins long.

The film: https://vimeo.com/417511570

The trailer: https://vimeo.com/421795173

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