August 04, 2008

film #3

in my father's country

a beautiful, no frills documentary about initiation of the Law of Men in a community in north west Arnhem land. no narration. just beautifully poignant moments about a community striving to acknowledge ancient traditions amongst the sometimes pointless bureaucracy of the past government. not trite or too ernest, nor any tinge of condescending romanticism. beautiful contrasts between ancient and modern life. i hope this movie gains general release. highlight so far!

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