Tracks of the rainbow (A)

Australia, 1982

Film
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The filmed journey of six Aboriginal teenagers as they travel from the southern urbanised areas of Australia, where memories of tribal life are disappearing, to the wild north of Australia in search of the traditional ways of their people. The Dreamtime Rainbow Serpent is their symbolic guide as they follow its epic tracks from Ayers Rock, north through Arnhem Land and across the sea to Melville Island.

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Credits

director

George Gittoes

producer

Gabrielle Dalton

production company

Gittoes and Dalton Productions

Duration

00:56:37:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1982

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303314

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Ethnic identity

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Land tenure

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Social life and customs

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Urban residence

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Youth

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

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Voyages and travels

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

History → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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