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From one photo to "Ten Canoes" (Rolf de Heer 2006) to many canoes

Starrs, D. Bruno (2007) From one photo to "Ten Canoes" (Rolf de Heer 2006) to many canoes. Artciencia.com: Revista de arte, ciencia e communicacao, III(7).

Abstract

Rolf de Heer's 2006 film "Ten Canoes" is an Aboriginal story presented in an Aboriginal way that in doing so, further empowers its stars, the Ganalbingu speaking people of remote Ramingining, Northern Australia. The native language of the participants is foregrounded and in the secondary versions in which it was released, the English voice over narration is by heavily accented Aboriginal icon David Gulpilil. Cascading repetition characterises the film's plot with its Aboriginal style of storytelling. And non-Aboriginal writer and co-director Rolf de Heer collaborates like few others we might describe as auteurs: his successful and authentic co-operation with the community is reaping awards and, more importantly, seeding many other productive projects within this isolated community, each a 'canoe' of opportunity.

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ID Code: 12410
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Rolf de Heer, Ten Canoes, Auteurism, cascading repetition, David Gulpilil
ISSN: 1646-3463
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Film and Television (190204)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies (200201)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Cinema Studies (190201)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 11 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 18:06

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