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form y Crookhat and the Kulunada single work   film/TV   life story  
Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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'We listen to their stories as they prepare their camp: stories rich in knowledge of the place and its history. They tell both the Dreamtime stories of the Rainbow Serpent, Kulunada, which lived in the waterhole, and also the violent past of the white settlement of the area.'

'The ruins of a white homestead beside the waterhole evoke stories of the white man’s clash with the Kulunada, and also the shooting of an Aboriginal stockman by the station manager.'

'As Crookhat tells the stories, he is corrected and prompted by the others. As Tranter explains, “the reason we have a narrator and a witness to tell the story is so the story is told the right way.”' (Source: Ronin Films website)

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      2010 .
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      Extent: 23 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.
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