ALTAR's next film will conclude the theme about the connection and tension between the visible and invisible, living and dead. Manapanmirr, in Christmas Spirit is a film about connecting cultures through feeling, about sorrows and joys, arrivals and departures. Created by a team led by Yolngu director, Paul Gurrumuruwuy, the film shows how Yolngu people in Gapuwiyak in Northeast Arnhem Land create innovative rituals to draw their beloved dead out from their graves and clan waters, so that families can join together in Christmas spirit. >>> Wednesday 23 July at 5:30pm >>> The film follows the official opening of the ALTAR laboratory at 4:30pm!

When 23 July 2014
from 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Where The Cairns Institute Lecture Theatre (Room D3.054)
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Screened with special permission of the Miyarrka Media. The film will be introduced by the co-director and anthropologist Jennifer Deger, and followed by open forum discussion.

 

Manapanmirr poster

 

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