In My Father's Country

In My Father's Country
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In My Father's Country
Australia, 2008, 80 Minute Running Time
North American Premiere
Topics: Coming of Age, Documentary, Experimental
Program: G'Day USA: A Showcase of New Australian Cinema
Language: English English Sub-Titles

Awards: "Australian Director’s Guild, Best Director, Doc"

In one of the most remote corners of indigenous Australia a boy will soon become a man. Following preparations for the ritual, the film shows the life lessons he receives from his father and grandfather. Set against the political backdrop of government pressure to close "uneconomic outstations," it also shows modernity almost imperceptibly penetrating their community. Winner, Best Documentary, Best Director, Australian Director's Guild.

Filmmaker expected to attend:  Director Tom Murray

DIRECTOR: Tom Murray
Producer: Graeme Isaac
Editor: James Bradley
Cinematographer: Leonard Retel-Helmrich
Principal Cast: The Dhuruputjpi community of NE Arnhem Land
Filmography: Dhakiyarr vs. the King (2004)

Sponsors:
G'Day USA, Qantas, Tourism Australia

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