Lalai dreamtime

Australia, 1975

Film
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Lalai Dreamtime is a reconstruction of the traditional way of Aboriginal life - in particular, the transmission of knowledge and culture from one generation to the next, enacted by the Woolagoodjah family of north-west Australia. An old man takes his son to a sacred place to explain about their ancestors. He outlines the foundation of Aboriginal mythology when humankind was prepared to accommodate to nature rather than change nature for the sake of humankind, and the fundamental and intimate connection between the Aboriginal people and their land. Esben Storm acted as editor on this multi-award winning film. With some Australian Aboriginal language with English subtitles.

Credits

production company

Australia Council. Aboriginal Arts Board

producer/director

Michael Edols

Duration

00:53:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1975

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

325274

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Religion

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Social life and customs

Aboriginal Australia → Dreamtime (Aboriginal Australian mythology)

Aboriginal Australia → Sacred sites (Australian Aboriginal)

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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