The Resource When the snake bites the sun, (online streaming)

When the snake bites the sun, (online streaming)

Label
When the snake bites the sun
Title
When the snake bites the sun
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A compelling account of the return by a group of dispossessed Aboriginal people to their ancient tribal grounds in the Northern outreaches of this continent. This highly provocative cinema verité work shows the rebuilding of relationships through a shared pilgrimage to ancestral lands and a traditional Aboriginal ceremony, despite occasional failures of cross-cultural communication. It reflects a community in transition through the journey of a family, especially the sole remaining custodian of that spirit country Amy Peters, and also Shirley the daughter of Sam Woolagoodja. Shirley sixteen years previously had taken her baby daughter to be purified ceremonially in a traditional ritual in the film Lalai Dreamtime. This event on film created a unique bond between daughter, grand-daughter, grandfather and aunts right in the middle of their spirit country. The film shows our return with her tribal family to spirit country, the ancient tribal grounds in the Northern outreaches of this continent, and commemorates a ceremony that puts to rest the spirit of Sam Woolagoodja, one enormously important song-man of the Kimberley
Member of
Cataloging source
NZEN
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directed and produced by Michael Edols
Date time place
Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 1986
Language note
In Indigenous languages with English subtitles
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Edols, Michael
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
57
Series statement
  • Aspects of a Life Collection
  • Working with Indigenous Australians
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Woolagoodja, Sam
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
Technique
live action
Label
When the snake bites the sun, (online streaming)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1115265
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, 57 min. 56 sec.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, stereo., sound, color.
Publisher number
1115265
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)900275298
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
When the snake bites the sun, (online streaming)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1115265
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, 57 min. 56 sec.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, stereo., sound, color.
Publisher number
1115265
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)900275298
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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