Strong Language, Strong Culture, Strong People: Indigenous Animation at the 17th National Remote Indigenous Media Festival

State Library Victoria/Melbourne International Animation Festival
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Render : the annual journal of creative Australian animation, 2015, 1 (1), pp. 18 - 27
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We are standing around the surprisingly deep, dry and perfectly formed, Wanirri Yankirri-kirlangu (Emu Rockhole), situated about thirty to forty minutes drive from Lajamanu, a remote Indigenous community on the northern edge of the Tanami desert in the Northern Territory. Lajamanu Elder, Jerry Jangala Patrick, has generously shared with us the Karnanganja Jukurrpa (Emu Dreaming) connected to the seasonal waterhole and explained its significance as a Dreaming site associated with a songline that stretches from the coast to inland Australia. Wanirri Yankirri-kirlangu also serves as a compass and a geographical marker of consensual boundaries between Indigenous nations.
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