Another Country


ONE COUNTRY, TWO CULTURES

AUSTRALIA
2015, G (Very mild themes), 75MINS
DIRECTOR MOLLY REYNOLDS
SCREENING FORMAT: DCP
DOCUMENTARY
Yolngu and English with English subtitles 

Sun 26 Feb, 4.30pm
Cast: David Gulpilil (voice)

Molly Reynolds' documentary on Ramingining is an expressive investigation of an Australian community. Using a wry, sometimes bracingly ironic commentary by David Gulpilil, Another Country asks "what happened to my culture, when it was interrupted by your culture?". Ramingining is the centre of a Yolngu community of around 1500 people at the edge of the Arafura swamp, the location of Ten Canoes, and much of Charlie's County was shot there. Another Country explains how Ramingining works and how it does not work; and how the traditional lives of Yolngu people are altered by capitalism and state intervention. This latter part of Reynolds and de Heer's increasingly rich ‘Country’ suite of films is a key work in contemporary Australian cinema.

The screening will be introduced by Molly Reynolds

‘(A) rich, deeply thoughtful and humane documentary, told from the perspective of a person who appears to be divided.’ THE GUARDIAN

PIAF Conversations: Rolf de Heer & Molly Reynolds discuss making films with Fenella Kernebone, Sunday 26 February. Free to film ticket holders.