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form y separately published work icon Snake Dreaming single work   film/TV  
Issue Details: First known date: 2002... 2002 Snake Dreaming
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'A short drama written and performed by Indigenous children about the Stolen Generations. Snake Dreaming is part of the Nganampa Anwernekenhe series produced by Central Australian Aboriginal Media Associaation (CAAMA) Productions. Nganampa Anwernekenhe means 'ours' in the Pitjantjatjara and Arrente languages, and the series aims to contribute to the preservation of Indigenous languages and cultures.' (Film synopsis)

Exhibitions

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Production Details

  • 'Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) worked with the youth from the Gap Youth Centre to produce this film.' (Source: CAAMA website)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Extent: 8 min.p.
      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).

Awards

2002 winner Best Indigenous Film at the Alice Springs Youth Festival.
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