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Rolf de Heer on Ten Canoes and Peter Djigirr

By ACMI, 2009 4:14 minutes

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Rolf de Heer talks about the opportunities that come with a low budget, both in terms of subject matter and creative freedom. He reflects on the invaluable contribution of co-director and Yolngu man Peter Djigirr to the making of the film. Djigirr was passionate about the film being made, and he knew how to work from inside his culture and its kinship structures to balance the requirements of the story being filmed and the cultural issues at stake for the Yolngu people.

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HappyGirl2 7 years 34 weeks ago

Amazing. Good to listen to the people around you who know much better than you.