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Title The dreamers of Arnhem Land / a film by Christopher Walker ; a co-production of ARTE France and Quark Productions.

Published Brooklyn, N.Y. : First Run/Icarus Films, [2005]
©2005

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store DVD  305.89915 DREA MJ28    AVAILABLE
Physical description 1 videodisc (50 minutes) : sound, colour with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Credits Director, Christopher Walker ; editors, Lara Khachooni, Josiane Zardoya ; camera, Herve Cohen.
Summary Presents the remarkable story of Stuart and Valerie Ankin, two Aboriginal elders who set out to save their community from cultural extinction by integrating traditional knowledge with contemporary scientific expertise. They invited scientists and marketing experts to help them develop natural resources commercially while ensuring all products were developed sustainably. This documentary shows how they harvested and marketed medicines, plants and seeds, fruit juices and other organic products, as well as crocodile eggs and baby turtles, which led to an economic revitalization of the North Coast that encouraged many Aborigines to return to their ancestral lands.
System notes DVD.
Other author Walker, Christopher, 1964-
ARTE France.
Quark Productions.
First Run/Icarus Films.
Subject Ankin, Stuart.
Ankin, Valerie.
Aboriginal Australians -- Employment -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Aboriginal Australians -- Land tenure -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land -- Economic conditions.
Medicinal plants -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Natural foods industry -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Crocodiles -- Eggs -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Turtles -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Sustainable development -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land.
Rural renewal -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Arnhem Land (N.T.) -- History.