A Changing culture

Australia, 1985

Film
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Episode number 2 of Series “Rainbow serpent”.
David Gulpilil has become a success in the white man’s world, through his acting ability and leadership of a dance troupe. Yet he prefers to live in a traditional manner with his people in Arnhem Land, making brief forays into western society in order to publicise their plight and demonstrate the richness of their culture. Charmaine Green is a linguist student at the Australian National University. When she visits her family in Mullewa, W.A. and observes the hopeless life they lead on the fringes of western society, she feels that she cannot return there permanently, although she is determined not to deny her Aboriginality in spite of her light skin.

Credits

producer/director

Richard Guthrie

production company

SBS-TV

Duration

00:30:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1985

Appears in

Rainbow serpent

Group of items

Rainbow serpent

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

325160

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Ethnic identity

Aboriginal Australia → Gulpilil

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Gulpilil

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Aboriginal Australians - Social conditions

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

People → Gulpilil

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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