The Resource In A League Of Their Own

In A League Of Their Own

Label
In A League Of Their Own
Title
In A League Of Their Own
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Filmmaker
Subject
Summary
IN A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN follows the fortunes of the first all-Aboriginal Australian Rules football team to enter a mainstream AFL-affiliated competition, through their first bone-jarring season. After 30 years of running their own competition on a remote island community north of Darwin, the Tiwi Bombers have finally been accepted into the AFLNT to compete in the Big League. When they ran out onto the oval for the first time they were representing their fathers and grandfathers who had paved the way for Tiwi dominance in football in the Top End. Ever since David Kantilla took the field for South Adelaide in 1961 kicking 6 goals against Glenelg in his first game, the Tiwi Islands have been supplying uniquely skilled players to AFL clubs around the country. Maurice Rioli, Michael Long, Dean Rioli and now Cyril Rioli Jnr and Austin Wonaemirri have made it to the top from this tiny Northern Territory community. Football is effectively a religion on the Tiwi Islands. Regardless of age or sex, almost every Tiwi Islander can kick with either foot before they can talk. Football is incorporated into traditional dance and song, and is ingrained in every aspect of the Tiwi way of life. In the course of the series, we learn much about the history of the islands including the role of the mission home for children taken from their Aboriginal families on the mainland and brought up as orphans by the Catholic Church. Many members of this stolen generation have gone on to become some of the greatest players that Australian football has ever seen. This highly entertaining and dramatic series goes right to the heart of what makes Tiwi football great. The fast intuitive style of play gets the new team through the season on top of the ladder, but when it comes to the crunch, do the boys from the bush have the discipline and stamina to make it through their first finals campaign? This series, directed by award winning Darwin filmmaker Steven McGregor, takes the art of making Indigenous documentaries to a new level. This is not all doom and gloom; this is really about action and adventure. "Bad things happen in Aboriginal communities, just like everywhere else," said McGregor. "Let's start talking about the great things that happen there as well. Kids need something to feel good about, something that inspires them," he said
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Ronin Films in 2009
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McGregor, Steve
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
79
Technique
live action
Label
In A League Of Their Own
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
1041892
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)921953784
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1041892
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
In A League Of Their Own
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
1041892
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)921953784
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1041892
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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