Episode of Series “The World about us”.
A video about the paintings produced by the Papunya Aboriginal people, some 200 miles from Alice Springs. Looking like twentieth century abstracts, the paintings use an extremely complex symbolic language that relates to religious ceremonies. Some of them are outstandingly beautiful. All reveal the richness of desert Aboriginal life and culture. Shows the lives of the painters and their families, desert nomads who are being forced to come to terms with the realities of white technology, economics and values.
Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Australia, Central
Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Cultural assimilation
Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Ethnic identity
Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Social life and customs
Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Papunya (N.T.)
Crafts & Visual Arts → Aboriginal Australian artists
Crafts & Visual Arts → Aboriginal Australians - Painting
Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Study and teaching
Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Art - Study and teaching
Educational & Instructional
Educational & Instructional → Educational films
Places → Papunya (N.T.)
16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)