The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is hosting the world premiere of 12 Canoes to celebrate the creation of the NFSA as a statutory authority on 1 July 2008.
In the wake of the hit feature 10 Canoes, Director Rolf de Heer and digital media practitioner Molly Reynolds have collaborated with the Yolngu people of the Arafura swamp to create 12 Canoes.
12 Canoes is a web based multi media project and cinema presentation of twelve linked short subjects that together paint a visual and audio portrait of the people, history culture and place of the Ramingining Community of North-Central Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. This cinematic release has been prepared as a gift to NFSA by its creators and offers a preview of the upcoming website, which is to be launched later this year.
When: Tuesday 1 July 2008
Time: 6.30 pm
Place: National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton, Canberra
Director, Rolf de Heer and Elders of the Ramingining community, Arnhem Land will be present at the world premiere and celebration and a cocktail reception follows the screening.