Ceremony: The Djungguwan of Northeast Arnhem Land


Update 2nd March 2015: a limited number of this “Ceremony” title is in stock again, at the same low price as before.

Ceremony: The Djungguwan of Northeast Arnhem Land

Denise Haslem, 2006

Format: DVD PAL Region 0. Two dual-layer single-sided discs

Length: 366 minutes

Through song, dance, art and ritual, the Yolngu people of northeast Arnhem Land pass on their sacred knowledge. The Djungguwan is one of their most important ceremonies. Now, at the request of Yolngu leaders, this two-DVD set brings together three rare films of the Djungguwan from 1966, 1976 and 2002 – including, for the first time, secret and sacred scenes – plus an introductory film and five mini-documentaries. It explores the role of ceremony in Indigenous Australia and provides an extraordinary cultural record for future generations.

Teachers notes and background material also included on DVD.

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