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form y Karlu Karlu : Devil's Marbles single work   film/TV  
Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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'Karlu Karlu is a quiet, reflective film by an outstanding CAAMA team: David Tranter as director, and Warwick Thornton (director of the award-winning feature, Samson and Delilah) as cinematographer.'

'On 28 October 2008, the government handed back ownership of Karlu Karlu to its traditional owners, after a 28-year campaign by Lesley Blackhat Foster and others. Karlu Karlu, otherwise known as the Devils Marbles, is an area of huge boulders with great spiritual and historical significance, 114km south of Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory.'

'As an Elder with responsibility for the land, Lesley Foster tells Dreamtime stories of Karlu Karlu, and recalls how the area used to be a meeting place for many tribes, with many languages, all of whom shared responsibility for the place.'

'He also reflects on the long campaign to win back ownership of the area from the government, as well as the return of one significant boulder which had been removed to mark the grave of Dr John Flynn, the founder of the Flying Doctor Service. Archival photographs and beautifully filmed landscapes enrich the stories.'

'His story-telling ends with his thoughts about the importance of teaching the younger generation about their responsibilities as eventual owners of the land.' (Source: Ronin Films website)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: Warumungu , English
Notes:
In Aboriginal Warumungu language with English sub-titles.
      2009 .
      Extent: 21 minsp.
      Series: form y Nganampa Anwernekenhe Series CAAMA Productions , Northern Territory : CAAMA Productions Imparja Television , 1987 Z1574126 1987 series - publisher film/TV

      Over 192 episodes have been produced since 1987, with the series' primary aim being the maintenance of Aboriginal languages and culture. Nganampa Anwernekenhe is broadcast in Aboriginal languages, and is the only Aboriginal language program produced by and broadcast to Aboriginal people. The series is subtitled so that it is accessible to people who do not speak the Indigenous languages used in each program.

      'Early episodes focused on traditional law and culture stories and many of these are no longer available for public viewing. Social issues including women's welfare, health management and language change became central after about 5 years, followed in subsequent series by individual meditations on different Aboriginal identities.' Contemporary historical accounts have come to prominence in the early 2000s (Lisa Stefanoff, 'CAAMA: From the Heart,' p.19).

      All programs selected for inclusion in the Nganampa Anwernekenhe series must meet the CAAMA critieria. Included is the requirement that each show must:

        • contain 50% traditional and 50% mixed and regionally spread content;
        • be 90% indigenous language with English subtitles; and
        • have an indigenous Australian in the key creative roles, which include writer, director, cinematographer, and sound recordist.
      Among the shows produced since 1987 are 'Bush Tucker is Everywhere' (ca. 1987), 'Benny and the Dreamers' (1992), 'Tennant Creek - Sacred Dances' (1999), 'Teddy Briscoe' (2000), 'Smoking the Baby' (2001), 'Dog Dreaming' (2001), 'Beyond Sorry' (2003), 'Karli Jalangu - Boomerang Today' (2004), 'Crook Hat and Camphoo' (2005), 'The Art of Healing' (2005), and 'Wirrangul Women: Always Have, Always Will' (2006).

Works about this Work

Review: “Caring for Country”: Aboriginal Stories Strong for the Future Samia Goudie , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Current Anthropology , August vol. 53 no. 4 2012;

— Review of Karlu Karlu : Devil's Marbles 2009 single work film/TV ; Crookhat and the Kulunada 2010 single work film/TV life story
The author gives a review on two stories Karlu Karlu: Devil's Marbles and Crookhat and the Kulunada, which come from the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association, CAAMA, a well-known and respected organisation across Australia and the world and is one of the oldest Aboriginal self-determined media associations in the country.
Review: “Caring for Country”: Aboriginal Stories Strong for the Future Samia Goudie , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Current Anthropology , August vol. 53 no. 4 2012;

— Review of Karlu Karlu : Devil's Marbles 2009 single work film/TV ; Crookhat and the Kulunada 2010 single work film/TV life story
The author gives a review on two stories Karlu Karlu: Devil's Marbles and Crookhat and the Kulunada, which come from the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association, CAAMA, a well-known and respected organisation across Australia and the world and is one of the oldest Aboriginal self-determined media associations in the country.
Last amended 27 Sep 2016 14:34:18
Subjects:
  • Northern Territory,
  • Karlu Karlu / Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve, Mataranka - Tennant Creek area, Central Northern Territory, Northern Territory,
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