The Creation

Australia, 1986

Film
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Episode of Series “A Dreamtime story”.
In this imaginative interpretation of an Aboriginal creation myth, the spirits, Baime and Yhi breathe life into the planet Earth, creating plants and animals. However the animals quarrel, causing the Earth to split, releasing the evil spirit Marmoo, who destroys Baime and Yhi’s creation with fire. Baime punishes Marmoo by turning him into a snake. New forests grow from surviving seeds and the animals return but without Baime’s spirit, which he now breathes into his last creations, Man and Woman. Narrated by Bill Lowah.

Credits

production company

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

producer

Robin James

director
Duration

00:14:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1986

Appears in

A Dreamtime story

Group of items

A Dreamtime story

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303256

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Religion

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Creation - Mythology

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 6-12

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Creation - Mythology

History → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

History → Creation - Mythology

Literature → Creation - Mythology

Literature → Literature

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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