'Vanuatu Women's Water Music' (2014, 62 mins) is the result of a collaborative project between the people of the Leweton village and Further Arts, a Vanuatu-based NGO. The film shuns Western/European narrative concepts. Instead it adopts a contemporary style of its own: Art Doco. The result is a non-narrative meditation on indigenous performance and representation. It has received 5-star review from Songlines Magazine (UK) and is described as ‘absolutely perfect’ and ‘visually stunning as well as culturally important’.

When 28 October 2015
from 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where The Cairns Institute Lecture Theatre (Room D3.054)
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Sandy Sur, the founder of the Leweton village and leader of the renowned performance troupe ‘Leweton Cultural Experience’ will introduce the film. Afterwards ALTAR's Jennifer Deger will facilitate a discussion with Sandy and producer/doctoral researcher, Tom Dick, about the interweaving themes of creative endeavour, artistic commodity and academic research.

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Vanuatu Women's Water Music poster