Ten Canoes

Rife with myth, magic and misadventure... [blended] brilliantly with an earthy, universally appealing sense of humour. ” Herald Sun

Screening as part of NAIDOC WEEK, Ten Canoes is a tale within a tale, and it follows Dayindi (Jamie Gulpilil), a young aboriginal warrior, as he wanders the wilderness hunting for eggs.

Dayindi hears a story told by his brother Minygululu (Peter Minygululu), which echoes his own situation. A man who lusts after his brother’s wife, the character in the tale kills a member of another tribe and faces dire consequences, with the story’s ending reverberating in Dayindi’s own life.
Co-presented by Friends of the National Film & Sound Archive (Melb.)


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