Painting Country: Maps of the country

Title:
Painting Country: Maps of the country
NFSA ID:
473469
Year:
2000
Category:
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following clip may contain images and voices of deceased persons
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Indigenous paintings are maps of the artists’ country. They trace the land’s topography, but also contain personal history, mythology and Dreaming tracks. Aboriginal paintings feature maps of a specific area, mythology, personal history and storytelling.

Painting Country is an engaging work, offering accessible explanations of Aboriginal art. The painters are among the most respected artists in Australia and their gentle wisdom and dignity makes the viewing experience so much richer. Summary by Damien Parer.

Production company:
Electric Pictures, Robin Eastwood Productions
Producer:
Andrew Ogilvie, Robin Eastwood
Executive Producer:
Andrew Ogilvie (Electric Pictures)
Executive Producer:
Etsuzo Yamazaki (NHK)
Executive Producer:
Robin Eastwood (Robin Eastwood Productions)
Director:
Sally Ingleton
Writer:
Sally Ingleton
Composer:
Chris Norman
Commissioning Editor:
John Hughes (SBSi)
Cast:
Robert Menzies
Acknowledgements:
Produced in association with SBS Independent and NHK. Produced with the assistance of Screenwest and the Film Financing Corporation of Australia