Through lyrical images, Manganinnie journeys across mountains towards the coast with Joanna, a white girl, in search of Manganinnie's vanished tribe. The poignancy of this film derives from... See full summary »

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Mawuyul Yanthalawuy ...
Manganinnie
Anna Ralph ...
Joanna Waterman
Phillip Hinton ...
Edward Waterman
Elaine Mangan ...
Margaret Waterman
Mana Mana Dhammarrandji ...
Aboriginal Child
Jarrka Dhammarrandji ...
Aboriginal Child
Len Burarrapuwuy Dhammarrandji ...
Aboriginal Child
Makultja Baykali Dhammarrandji ...
Aboriginal Child
Gunjalk ...
Aboriginal Woman
Dhamabariniy ...
Aboriginal Woman
Banarraba Bukultjpi ...
Aboriginal Woman
Mununbatijiwuy Munyaryun ...
Aboriginal Warrior
Paul Spearim ...
Aboriginal warrior
Michael Yawunnydjurr ...
Aboriginal WarriorAboriginal Warrior
Gutiwa Dhammarrandji ...
Aboriginal Warrior
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Through lyrical images, Manganinnie journeys across mountains towards the coast with Joanna, a white girl, in search of Manganinnie's vanished tribe. The poignancy of this film derives from the Aboriginal woman's gradual realization that her people and the tribal way of life are forever gone. It is the story of the Black Drive of 1830, the near-genocide of the Tasmanian Aborigines. Written by Archie Moore <ar.moore@student.qut.edu.au>

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While the flame burns her spirit lives.

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A tűz gyermekei  »

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The meaning and relevance of the film's Manganinnie (1980) title is that it refer to the personal name of the movie's central woman character who is played by Mawuyul Yanthalawuy. See more »

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