The Resource Exile and The Kingdom

Exile and The Kingdom

Label
Exile and The Kingdom
Title
Exile and The Kingdom
Contributor
Filmmaker
Subject
Summary
"In the Language of this country, the name of this river is Yarnda Nyirra~Na, 'Sun Mirror'. This is the story of the people who belong to the river, and the forces that took them away". With these words Roger Solomon begins the story of his people's connection to country, their suffering and their hope. Made with the Yindjibarndi, Ngarluma, Banyjima and Gurrama people of Roebourne, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, Exile and The Kingdom is the first complete account in Australian film history of the experiences of a single group of Aboriginal people from pre-colonial time to the present. The film argues that the relentless removal of the Yindjibarndi/Ngarluma people from their hinterland estates into coastal ghettos has led to the community's current problems. It makes the connection between Aborigines in chains in the nineteenth century and Aborigines in prisons today so providing a deeper understanding of how the abuses and denials of the past inform the present. However, as the film moves us through the period of British colonisation, unearthing appalling facts about slavery and the violent rule of pearling and pastoral overlords, to the excesses of the 1960s mining boom and problems with alcohol, it never allows the viewer to forget the significance and influence of spiritual homelands"”the bedrock upon which Yindjibarndi/Ngarluma tribal Law is based. Using a poetic mix of historical recreation, compelling argument, testimony, creation story and song, the film never deviates from its intention to let the tribal people tell their own story. Awards "¢ Major Media Peace Award (United Nations Association of Australia with the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, 1993) "¢ Best Documentary (Australian Film Institute,1993) "¢ Best Achievement in Sound in a Non Feature Film (Australian Film Institute,1993) "¢ Voted 3rd Most Popular Documentary (Sydney Film Festival) "¢ Best Documentary (Louis St. John Johnson Media Awards WA,1994. 'For excellence in the reporting of Aboriginal affairs in WA') "¢ Best Documentary (Australian Human Rights Award, 1994)
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Snakewood Films in 1993
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rijavec, Frank
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
147
Technique
live action
Label
Exile and The Kingdom
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1127158
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)921954923
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1127158
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Exile and The Kingdom
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1127158
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)921954923
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1127158
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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