Pariki and the flying foxes (A)

Australia, 1986

Film
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Episode of Series “A Dreamtime story”.
Belzah Lowah narrates this story of the Dreamtime, based on a retelling by Charles P. Mountford. The story is of Pariki, a young boy, one of the first people, who lived on an island. Although he had many animal friends he was lonely, and so, when one day he found himself in an unexplored part of the island, he ventured deep into the forest in spite of the warnings of the rock python. Here he met the evil bat spirit, whose bats caught him and carried him up into the heavens where they became stars and Pariki became the biggest star of all, with the bat spirit becoming the man in the moon.

Credits

producer

Robin James

production company

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Language

English

Duration

00:15:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

38550

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

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

Childrens Films

History → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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