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    January 2020

    Ten Canoes (2006) Screening for First Nations Fire Relief

    January 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    LOOP Project Space & Bar, 23 Meyers Place
    Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
    Ten Canoes (2006) Screening for First Nations Fire Relief at LOOP Bar

    In the midst of so-called Australia’s ongoing bushfire crisis, the dialogue about land management is a timely reminder to reconsider our knowledge of and relationship to our physical environment. Ten Canoes arose from discussions between Rolf de Heer and David Gulpilil about a photograph of ten Yolngu canoeists poling across the Arafura Swamp (East Arnhem Land), taken by anthropologist Donald Thomson in 1936. It is the first full-length Australian feature film spoken entirely in Indigenous language, as narrated in Yolngu…

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