Dancing in the moonlight

Australia, 1988

Film
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Dancing in the Moonlight tells the story of the Fifth Festival of Pacific Arts held in Townsville in August 1988. Amid celebration and performance, indigenous Pacific peoples shared and debated ideas and and concerns which inform life in the region today. Many South Pacific peoples are struggling to achieve the right to self-determination, to reclaim lands lost to the colonisers, fisheries invaded by big business and peaceful societies threatened by superpower deployment of nuclear weapons throughout their ocean. “Dancing in the Moonlight” is testament to their struggle to maintain their own languages and culture in the face of political, economic and cultural imperialism.

Credits

co-director

Ned Lander

Trevor Graham

co-producer

Sharon Connolly

Trevor Graham

production company

Townsville Aboriginal & Islander Media Association

Yarra Bank Films

Duration

00:52:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1988

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

35458

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Dances

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Festivals

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Festivals - Australia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Pacific Area

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Culture conflict

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Imperialism

Music & Performing Arts → Aboriginal Australians - Dances

Music & Performing Arts → Music festivals

Places → Pacific Area

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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