Ten canoes [videorecording] / Film Finance Corporation Australia presents a Fandango/Vertigo production, in association with South Australian Film Corporation, Adelaide Film Festival and SBS Independent.
[Australia] : Madman Entertainment : Palace Films : AV Channel : [distributor], 2007.
2 videodiscs (videodisc) (feature 92 min. + extras 120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Ten canoes tells the story of the people of the Arafura swamp, in their language, and is set a long time before the coming of the Balanda, as white people were known. Dayindi covets one of the wives of his older brother. To teach him the proper way, he is told a story from the mythical past, a story of wrong love, kidnapping, sorcery, bungling mayhem and revenge gone wrong.
Censorship classification: M.
Catalogued from the container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Special features: Interviews with Rolf de Heer & Peter Djigirr ; Feature sideshow "People, places and 10 canoes" ; Short documentaries.
Special acquisition from the Joel and Lila Harnett Native Film Library Fund.
Screened at the Heard Museum Film Festival, Oct. 12-15, 2006.
Accompanied by notes located in the Video File.
Producers Rolf de Heer, Julie Ryan ; written by Rolf de Heer in consultation with the People of Ramingining ; director Rolf de Heer ; co-director Peter Djigirr.
Crusoe Kurddal, Jamie Gulpilil, Richard Birrinbirrin, Peter Minygululu, Frances Djulibing & David Gulpilil as The Storyteller.
DVD, All regions, PAL.
In Aboriginal & English, with English subtitles.
Winner Jury Prize, Un certiain regard, Festival de Cannes 2006.
Library has complete set: disc 1 and 2.
c. 1 (2 discs): H26153 AUG 02 2007. Gift: Joel and Lila Harnett Native Film Library Fund, $80.00. Ordered from: Australian Teachers of Media.
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