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Title Ten canoes [videorecording] / Palm Pictures ; Film Finance Corporation Australia presents a Fandango Australia/Vertigo production in association with South Australian Film Corporation, Adelaide Film Festival and SBS Independent ; produced by Rolf de Heer, Julie Ryan ; written by Rolf de Heer in consultation with the people of Ramingining ; co-directed by Peter Djigirr ; directed by Rolf de Heer.

Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : [distributed by] Palm Pictures, [2007]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Kankakee PL First Floor - KKBB-2  DVD TEN 2006    AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
System Details DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround or 2.0 stereo, NTSC.
Performer Storyteller, David Gulpilil Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu.
Cast Crusoe Kurddal, Jamie Dayindi Gulpilil Dalaithngu, Richard Birrinbirrin, Peter Minygululu, Frances Djulibing.
Credits Director of photography, Ian Jones ; editor, Tania Nehme ; art director, Beverley Freeman.
Note Inspired by the photographs of Dr. Donald Thomson.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2006.
Audience Not rated.
Summary In the distant past, Dayindi covets his older brother's wife. To teach him the proper way, he is told a parable of forbidden love from the mythical past, a story of wrong love, kidnapping, sorcery, and revenge gone wrong.
Note Special features: "The Balanda and the bark canoes: the making of Ten Canoes" featurette (55 min.); aerial map of Arnhem Land; interview with Peter Djigirr; interview with director Rolf de Heer; photo gallery: Thomson photographs revisited; US theatrical trailer; DVD-ROM: study guide.
Language Aboriginal and English dialogue, English subtitles.
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.) -- Antiquities -- Drama.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.) -- Social life and customs -- Drama.
Avarice -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.) -- Drama.
Revenge -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.) -- Drama.
Arnhem Land (N.T.) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Motion pictures, Australian.
Feature films.
Foreign films.
Historical films.
Added Author De Heer, Rolf, 1951-
Ryan, Julie.
Djigirr, Peter.
Kurddal, Crusoe, 1961-
Gulpilil, Jamie.
Birrinbirrin, Richard, 1953-
Minygululu, Peter.
Djulibing, Frances.
Thomson, Donald F. (Donald Fergusson), 1901-1970.
People of Ramingining.
Palm Pictures.
Film Finance Corporation Australia.
Fandango (Firm)
Vertigo (Firm)
South Australia Film Corporation.
Adelaide Film Festival (Firm)
SBS Independent.
Standard No. 660200315825
Music No. PALMDV3158 Palm Pictures

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