An exhilarating and visceral film that tells the expansive story of Carriberrie: Indigenous Australian song and dance. Beginning with a stunning passage from the highly acclaimed Sydney Opera House peformance, Bennelong, by Australia's premier Aboriginal dance theatre group Bangarra, actor and performer David Gulpilil welcomes us on a concentric, snake-like journey through time and space.
We travel from traditional ceremonial dance and song, towards intrinsically contemporary and modern expressions. Intimate, immersive and breath-taking, this documentary showcases a stunning range of Australian locations and performances from iconic ceremonial traditional dance in Uluru, through to food gathering dances in the rain forrest, war songs on the most northern tip of Australia and funeral songs in the Arnhem wetlands before culminating with a highly charged hunting track in the central desert.
BEHINDS THE SCENES OF CARRIBERRIE
Dominic Allen | Director
An award winning Australian director and producer whose work includes short and feature films, music videos, commercials, virtual reality and television documentaries. With a background in fine arts and a passion for social justice, Dominic began making films through documentaries about Fair Trade, migrant issues and Indigenous Australian contemporary culture.
His work with migrants led him to a partnership with a Sudanese rapper called Bangs that resulted in him directing the viral hit Take You To The Movies (20million views), while his documentary work with Kimberly Aboriginal youth organisation Yiriman led him to writing and directing the Dendy Best Australian Short film finalist, Two Men, which screened to wide acclaim internationally as well as being instrumental in Dominic winning both the 2009 MIFF Australian Emerging Filmmaker award and the Inside Film Rising Talent Prize. In 2011 Dominic produced the Tribeca award winning feature film Grey Matter with Rwandan director Kivu Ruhorahoza.
Annette Kogolo | Cultural Advisor
A Senior Kimberley Walmajarri woman and traditional owner, Annette Puruta Wayawu Kogolo is a NAATI accredited interpreter and Kimberley Interpreting Services (KIS) Co-Chairperson. Annette has worked as a co-producer and cultural advisor on a number of film projects with director Dominic Allen including Two Men, Jila and Yiriman Documentary.
Tara June Winch | Script Writer
Tara June Winch (1983) is an Australian (Wiradjuri) writer. Her books have won and been shortlisted for several major Australian literary awards. Her body of work was awarded the international Rolex Mentor and Protégé Award in 2009. She is a former Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Board member for the Australia Council for the Arts