Shifting Sands - My Bed Your Bed: Promise husband

Title:
Shifting Sands - My Bed Your Bed: Promise husband
NFSA ID:
370994
Year:
1998
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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In a night-time ceremony around a fire, a small girl is told she is promised to a husband. In the present day, the girl now a young woman soon to be married, Della (Urshula Yovich) packs her gear and climbs into a truck and reverses a few hundred metres to her new homestead.

Summary by Romaine Moreton

A wonderful comedic introduction to the modern day version of the ancient ritual of promise marriage within Indigenous communities.

My Bed Your Bed Synopsis

A young couple promised in marriage to each other as children, now move in together and the courtship truly begins.

My Bed Your Bed Curator's Notes

A short romantic drama from Erica Glynn that uses the power of silence to communicate the tension between two characters who have been promised to each other.

Notes by Romaine Moreton

Production company:
Chili Films
Producer:
Penny McDonald
Supervising producer:
Graeme Isaac
Director:
Erica Glynn
Writer:
Erica Glynn
Cast:
Trevor Jamieson, Ursula Yovich