Return to the dreaming

Australia, 1973

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Episode of Series “The Australian ark”.
Yirrawala, the great Aboriginal painter, takes his two sons who have grown up in the white man’s world back into Arnhem Land in an attempt to find the sacred caves and art galleries of his tribe. During the journey Yirrawala makes a bark painting in the traditional way and we see cave paintings never before recorded.

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