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Classification: Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G
Runtime: 58 min
Produced In: Australia
Directed By: Natasha Fijn
Produced By: Natasha Fijn
Language: English and Yolngu Matha languages, with English subtitles
Yolngu Homeland explores how a community in Arnhem Land, Australia, is connected with other beings - ancestors, animals and plants.
Aboriginal people have lived in Arnhem Land for over 45,000 years. Over time they have developed a deep, spiritual connection with the land. Totemic beings of significance include the saltwater crocodile, crows, dogs, crabs, sea eagles, turtles, and yams. The film follows 'Yolngu time' where the pace is measured and not run according to the institutional timeframes of wider Australia.
Garrthalala is a strong homeland community, where all ages venture out onto the coast and into the water to find food and engage with the land. Three members of the community offer individual insights into different ways of being on Country.