Another Country + Q&A
Legendary Aboriginal actor David Gulpilil tells the story of what happened when his people's way of life was interrupted.
At the beginning of the 20th century, cattle barons, missionaries and the Australian Government made a concerted effort to gain control of the lands of the Yolngu people of northern Arnhem Land.
The Yolngu still possess their lands, but the introduction of new ways and laws has partially eroded a complex culture that was once strong, defiant and self-sufficient.
Gulpilil has spent his adult life navigating between the Yolngu people and the prevailing Australian culture. He narrates Another Country and offers first-hand insight into the havoc created by the clash between these worlds.
Join us after the screening for a Q&A with director Molly Reynolds.
‘Gulpillil’s commentary is dramatic, enlightening, earnest, at times playful and mischievous – not unlike qualities he embodies as an actor. It is the heart and soul of this rich, deeply thoughtful and humane documentary’ – The Guardian
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