Director Ian Dunlop talks about working with cinematographer Dean Semler on the five-part Film Australia documentary The Djungguwan of Gurka'wuy filmed in 1976, about the Djungguwan ceremo
Director Ian Dunlop points out that every Djungguwan ceremony is unique.
The clips in this collection draw on three longer films made in 1966, 1976 and 2002 about the Djungguwan ceremony in north-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.
In 2002 Wanyubi Marika was concerned about the many young men who were drinking in the community, and the number of alcohol-related deaths.
Wanyubi Marika (Dhuwa moiety) makes decorative armbands and headbands from lorikeet feathers for the Djungguwan Ceremony in 2002.
The ceremonial grounds are prepared for the Djungguwan Ceremony.
Wanyubi Marika (Dhuwa moiety) explains that the poles he is painting represent his father, Jacky Milirrpum, and his father's younger brother Roy Dadaynga Marika.
Here we see Dennis and Wanyubi singing and painting the story of the Wawilak Sisters from the 2002 documentary Djungguwan – Speaking to the Future (Trevor Graham).
The Djungguwan ceremony is like a theatrical performance with props and sets.
Director Trevor Graham explains the connections between the documentary Djungguwan – Speaking to the Future (Trevor Graham, 2002) and Djungguwan at Gurka'wuy (Ian Dunlop, 1976).