The Goddess and the moon man

Australia, 1980

Film
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A myth about Pukamani, a mortuary ceremony of the Tiwi people of Melville Island, Northern Australia. Dramatically told through the use of the authentic Pukamani grave posts, sculptures and artefacts, fashioned long ago by Tiwi elders for the ceremony.

Credits

co-director

Cecil Holmes

Sandra Holmes

producer

Sandra Holmes

production company

Morning Star Productions

Duration

00:20:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1980

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

31667

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Religion

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Rites and ceremonies

Aboriginal Australia → Art, Aboriginal Australian

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Funeral rites and ceremonies

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Melville Island (N.T.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Tiwi Islands (N.T.)

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art and religion

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art, Aboriginal Australian

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Funeral rites and ceremonies

History → Funeral rites and ceremonies

Places → Melville Island (N.T.)

Places → Tiwi Islands (N.T.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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