Jardiwarnpa: a Warlpiri fire ceremony (A)

Australia, 1993

Film
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Episode of Series “Blood brothers (A)”.
In order to combat the influence of western culture the elders of the Warlpiri people, led by Darby Jampijinpa Ross, a noted Aboriginal artist, decided to perform a fire ceremony which tells the story of Yarripiri’s journey. Yarripiri is both a real person and an incarnation of a dreamtime spirit. This video documents the preparations for the ceremony, the ceremony itself, the story the ceremony recreates and the problems the people have in performing it. Narrated by Kev Carmody.

Credits

director
co-producer

Rachel Perkins

Ned Lander

production company

City Pictures

Warlpiri Media

Warlukurlangu Artists

Duration

00:56:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1993

Appears in

Blood brothers (A)

Group of items

Blood brothers (A)

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38897

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Rites and ceremonies

People → Jampijinpa, Darby

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan

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