Legendary Aboriginal actor David Gulpilil has spent his adult life trying to navigate his way through two very different cultures: that of his Yolngu people and that of the colonising Australian culture. In Another Country, he gives us first-hand insight into the confusions and chaos that occur in the clash between these cultures.
At the beginning of last century the Australian Government, along with entrepreneurs, opportunists and 'do-gooders', made a concerted effort to gain control of the lands of the Yolngu people across northern Arnhem Land, along the central part of northern Australia. The long succession of would-be cattle barons, missionaries and government agents failed to dispossess the Yolngu of their lands, but the introduction of their new ways and different laws succeeded in eroding the heart of a complex culture that was once strong, defiant and self-sufficient.
Another Country is a documentary which considers, from the inside, the ramifications of one culture being dominated by another.
"poses urgent questions without supplying easy answers" - SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
"dramatic, enlightening, earnest, at times playful and mischievous" - GUARDIAN
Cast: David Gulpilil, Molly Reynolds
Director: Molly Reynolds
Wednesday, 22 May 2019: 7:30 PM (ends 8:45 PM) Book NowNote: Tickets $20/25
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