A parable of forbidden love from Australia's mythical past, narrated by Australian icon David Gulpilil and starring his son Jamie as the covetous youth Dayindi, TEN CANOES is a ground-breaking glimpse into aboriginal life centuries before European settlement. Shot in and around the Arafura Wetlands of Central Arnhem Land, Rolf de Heer and the People of Ramingining have created a pioneering and timeless tale for all people and all cultures.
"Ahh, you gotta see this story of mine cause it'll make you laugh, even if you're not a blackfella. Might cry a bit too eh? But then you laugh some more...coz this story is a big true story of my people. True thing …"
"The most ground breaking Australian film to date." - Rolling Stone.
"Rolf de Heer has done something very special here ... it's hilarious and deeply human." - Nicola Harrison, ABC radio, Nightlife.
"From its first frames, Ten Canoes announces itself as a film like no other." - Time Magazine.
"Magnificent" - David Stratton, Weekend Australian.
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