"masked corroborees of the northwest" Nordic Anthropological Film Festival, Koper, Slovenia

Prize/Award: Other distinction

Description

Length: 47 minutes Director/filmmaker: Dominique Sweeney Producer/production company: Centre for CrossCultural Research/ANU Country of production: Australia Country/location of film: Australia In northwest Australia a range of corroborees incorporate the use of masks. These and other performance objects connect bodies to country, cultural knowledge and ancestors. The Miriwung, Narinyman and Worla people in the film discuss and perform the animation of Ungud (rainbow serpent) and Ngarrangkarni (dreamings) through performance. Do performances then mean the same when performed away from their country of origin at national and international festivals? Are the conceptual categories "performance" and "mask" sufficient to describe what is happening in these circumstances?
Awarded date2009
OrganisationsNordic Anthropological Film Festival