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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 An Authentic Dreamtime : David Gulpilil and The Last Wave (Peter Weir, 1977)
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;Over more than thirty years, actor, dancer, musician and visual artist David Gulpilil has been deeply engaged in telling the “big, true” stories of his people. When Peter Weir made The Last Wave in 1977, the process of working with Gulpilil and other Indigenous actors opened a door to a new way of seeing the world. They created what Gulpilil himself has described as a film that was not only “very important for his people”, but also one which he said was “the first film to authentically describe Aboriginal ‘Dreamtime’ mythology”. '(Author's introduction)


  • Epigraph: This is a big, true story of my people… (David Gulpilil, Ten Canoes)

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  • The Last Wave Petru Popescu , Peter Weir , Tony Morphett , 1977 single work film/TV
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