Tombstone Unveiling: Ceremony Day

Tombstone Unveiling: Ceremony Day
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following program may contain images and/or audio of deceased persons
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Over images of food preparation, the narrator (Helen Anu) tells us that people also come from the other islands for the tombstone opening, as the people of the Torres Strait have many family connections. The covering of the tombstone is the responsibility of the women.

Summary by Romaine Moreton

Tombstone Unveiling Synopsis

An observational documentary about the Torres Strait tradition of unveiling the tombstone of the deceased a year after death.

Tombstone Unveiling is part of the Nganampa Anwernekenhe series produced by Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) Productions. Nganampa Anwernekenhe means 'ours’ in the Pitjantjatjara and Arrernte lanuages, and the series aims to contribute to the preservation of Indigenous languages and cultures.

Synopsis by Romaine Moreton

Production Company:
CAAMA Productions
Executive Producer:
Priscilla Collins (AKA Cilla Collins)
Series Prooducer:
Jacqueline Bethel (AKA Jacqui Bethel)
Murray Lui
Helen Anu