The Resource Kakadu Man

Kakadu Man

Label
Kakadu Man
Title
Kakadu Man
Contributor
Filmmaker
Subject
Summary
At the top end of Australia is the jewel of the country's national parks and the home of the Gagadju people. It is called Kakadu. More than 100,000 visitors are drawn to this magical place every year. Some come to look at its beauty but others come to hunt its animals and dig up its minerals. Bill Neidjie is a traditional custodian of this land - a role passed down to him through countless generations. In 1979 he gave the land to the people of Australia. Kakadu Man is his story. A story that concerns how strangers to his ancient land wanted to tame and use it. Translated through the use of actors and puppet characters, and scenes of Kakadu, the story unfolds into a sensitive and often humorous portrait, weaving together the figurative and the abstract, the past and the present. Scenes of Kakadu National Park's birds and animals, gorges, rivers, billabongs and the people who live there are combined with scenes about the way the puppets are created and the way they tell the stories of sacred Aboriginal spirits. The message of this important documentary is of vital concern to people everywhere. It is the message of the great Mother spirit: "The earth she sick from mad mankind. Read the land, listen to it. Only then will you be free." A Film Australia National Interest Program. Copyright - 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Executive Producer: Tristram Miall and Bruce Moir Producer: Tristram Miall Director: Michael Balson Writer: Michael Balson, Jenny Cornish DOP/Cinematographer: John Hosking ACS Narrator/Presenter: Ruth Cracknell Principal Cast: Based on story 'Australia's Kakadu Man' by Bill Neidjie, Stephen Davis and Allan Fox. Puppet play written and directed by Vivien Walker. Bill Gagudju is played in the Marionette Theatre of Australia by Michael Johnson and words of Bill Neidjie spoken by David Kennedy
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 1990
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Balson, Michael
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
49
Technique
live action
Label
Kakadu Man
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
1126286
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)921956696
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1126286
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Kakadu Man
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
1126286
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)921956696
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1126286
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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