The Resource The art of healing, (videorecording)

The art of healing, (videorecording)

Label
The art of healing
Title
The art of healing
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • aus
  • eng
Summary
"The Saint Teresa Church stands proudly in the Aboriginal community of Ltyentye Apurte, a township of 500 people, 80km south-east of Alice Springs. This is a Catholic Church like no other. Agnes Palmer, an Arrernte woman, grew up in a Catholic Mission and as an adult felt that she had been given a story to tell about God and the Creation. She became a driving force in a project to paint the bare white walls of the community?s church. In 2002, a professional artist, Cait Wait, was brought in to help train a group of women who were interested in painting the walls. The women overcame their initial shyness and fears and through prayer and the singing of hymns, found the inspiration to paint. From floor to ceiling, all of the walls were covered with colourful paintings of the story of Jesus, mixed with the wildlife and landscapes from the area, and images of Aboriginal people. The work not only gave the women strength and pride but also inspired the community and visitors to the Church. The intention of the painting was spiritual, with the aspiration of helping people ? to share the story and the art with kids in trouble and with others to inspire them. In the words of Agnes at the end of this beautiful film: <U+0027>(3z<U+0027>(BI?m telling you mob this story, this big story. Now it?s up to you mob to make things right. Because we got a lot of good things to do and I can?t do it by myself<U+0027>(S3<U+0027>(B"--Container
Cataloging source
VDES
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Written and directed by Robyn Nardoo
Dewey number
266.009
Intended audience
Censorship classification: Exempt (For educational use only). Ronin recommends: For General exhibition
Language note
In English and Arrernte with English subtitles
PerformerNote
Featuring Agnes Palmer, Cait Wait
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nardoo, Robyn
  • Palmer, Agnes
  • Wait, Cait
  • Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association
  • Imparja Television
Runtime
22
Series statement
The CAAMA collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Palmer, Agnes
  • Wait, Cait
  • St. Teresa Church (Ltyentye Apurte, N.T.)
  • Eastern Arrernte (Australian people)
  • Eastern Arrernte (Australian people)
  • Church decoration and ornament
  • Art, Aboriginal Australian
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The art of healing, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Catalogued from container
  • "A CAAMA production in association with Imparja Television"--Container
Control code
000045391188
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
1 videodisc (DVD) (ca. 22 min.)
Other physical details
sd., col.
System control number
(OCoLC)558083117
System details
PAL ; All regions
Label
The art of healing, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Catalogued from container
  • "A CAAMA production in association with Imparja Television"--Container
Control code
000045391188
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
1 videodisc (DVD) (ca. 22 min.)
Other physical details
sd., col.
System control number
(OCoLC)558083117
System details
PAL ; All regions

Library Locations

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