The Balanda And The Bark Canoes

Dir: Rolf / Molly / Tania de Heer / Reynolds / Nehme



52 mins

No cert


Rolf de Heer

A compelling companion piece to Ten Canoes, directors Rolf de Heer, Molly Reynolds and Tania Nehme delve further into the making of that masterpiece. The Balanda and the Bark Canoes, documents the misunderstandings, humour and beauty that came out of a meeting of Ramingining and Balanda, of black and white cultures.

In collaboration with the Ramingining community and at the invitation of David Gulpilil, The Balanda and the Bark Canoes explores the challenges of an unconventional, highly improvisational script and a stunning, remote location. In portraying de Heer’s ambitious undertaking, this documentary provides a fascinating insight into Australia’s cross cultures.

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