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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Nyirr-Marie
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'A strong Miriwoong woman, Evelyn Hall (Nyirr-Marie), who died in late 2009, was a senior elder in women’s law in the Miriwoong region and a staunch advocate for Indigenous land rights for her community.'

'It was Evelyn’s strong desire for her story to be told and gave special clearance for this documentary to be shown three months after her remains were returned to Country.'

'The film documents Evelyn’s final return to her Country – by helicopter and by four-wheel drive. She knew that she was not well enough to make the trip again, to walk and live on her Country. As part of her journey, and the record she wanted to leave for her family and future generations, she recounts two Dreaming stories – the Barramundi story and the Two Pigeons story – and visits a site of ancient rock paintings. In her family cave, where her ancestors are buried, she leaves her own hand-print alongside those of younger members of her family and the image of her Snake Dreaming.' (Source: Ronin Films website)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      2010 .
      Extent: 24 minsp.
      Series: form y separately published work icon 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).
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