Kanyini - Bob Randall, Melanie Hogan
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Over 40,000 years of culture. One philosophy that connects us all.
A necessary and beautiful film, Kanyini looks at the world's oldest living culture in a way that's never been seen before.
A listed traditional owner of Uluru and former Indigenous Person of the Year, Bob Randall acts as our guide to Kanyini, which he describes as the principle of connectedness through caring and responsibility that informs all aspects of Aboriginal life.
Bob poignantly explains why his people are now struggling in a modern world and what needs to be done for them to move forward. As Bob explains, "The Earth is our Mother. That makes you and me brother and sister."
A tale of Indigenous wisdom clashing against materialist notions of progress Kanyini is not only a story of one man and his people but the story of the human race. It is also a story that is fundamental for understanding contemporary Australia, for only by knowing our past and our present can we dream of a future which includes everyone.
Screening theatrically with Kanyini is the short film Mimi from director Warwick Thornton (Berlin Film Festival winner Green bush). Produced by Rachel Perkins, Mimi stars Sophie Lee, Aaron Pederson and David Gulpilil, and is a comedy about Catherine, a young woman who buys two pieces of Aboriginal art at an auction, not realising her world is about to be turned upsides gown. When you buy black, there's no turning back!
Target demographic movie keyword propaganda
- Film Australia documentary Uluru philosophy Aborigine aboriginal traditional spiritual dream art
Persons of interest
- Bob Randall .... Himself
- Melanie Hogan .... Director
Cinematic intelligence sources
- Kanyini official movie site
- Kanyini film production notes
- Kanyini QuickTime movie trailers
- Awards and film festivals:
- Brisbane International Film Festival 2006: Screening
- Melbourne International Film Festival 2006: Screening
- Studios and distributors:
Special Agent Matti
The Australia, documentary movie Kanyini is directed by Melanie Hogan and stars Bob Randall.
Government security censorship classification
PG (Mild themes)
53 minutes (0:53 hours)
Not for public release in Australia before date
Film: 31 August 2006