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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 In My Father's Country
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Notes

  • Awarded Best Direction in a Documentary Feature

Production Details

  • 'In My Father's Country takes us inside the Dhuruputji community in remote Australia as it prepares a young boy for a ritual initiation ceremony. Handled with great sensitivity and humour, it's a rite of passage that most non-indigenous Australians will have never seen before.' (Film Synopsis)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      2008 .
      Extent: 80 minp.
      Description: Spoken in Yolngu Mata language, subtitled in English
      Note/s:
      • In My Father's Country was made in collabboration with the Dhuruputjipi and Gangan communities of Blue Mud Bay, north east Arnhem Land, and offers a rare insight of one boy's passage into becoming a man.

Works about this Work

Screen Rites : Getting Close to Death and Dying Tom Murray , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Humanities Australia , no. 6 2015; (p. 82-92)
Documentary Takes Award 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 8 October no. 436 2008; (p. 50)
'A documentary about a young Aboriginal boy from Arnhem Land preparing for an initiation ceremony has been awarded the 2008 Best Direction in a Documentary feature at the Australian Directors Guild Awards.' (Koori Mail 8/10/2008)
Documentary Takes Award 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 8 October no. 436 2008; (p. 50)
'A documentary about a young Aboriginal boy from Arnhem Land preparing for an initiation ceremony has been awarded the 2008 Best Direction in a Documentary feature at the Australian Directors Guild Awards.' (Koori Mail 8/10/2008)
Screen Rites : Getting Close to Death and Dying Tom Murray , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Humanities Australia , no. 6 2015; (p. 82-92)
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