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Manganinnie (1980)

Aboriginal woman Manganinnie survives a Black Line raid which claims the life of her husband, Meenopeekameena.

Director:

John Honey

Writers:

Ken Kelso (screenplay), Beth Roberts (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mawuyul Yanthalawuy Mawuyul Yanthalawuy ... Manganinnie
Anna Ralph Anna Ralph ... Joanna Waterman
Phillip Hinton Phillip Hinton ... Edward Waterman
Elaine Mangan Elaine Mangan ... Margaret Waterman
Mana Mana Dhammarrandji Mana Mana Dhammarrandji ... Aboriginal Child
Jarrka Dhammarrandji Jarrka Dhammarrandji ... Aboriginal Child
Len Burarrapuwuy Dhammarrandji Len Burarrapuwuy Dhammarrandji ... Aboriginal Child
Makultja Baykali Dhammarrandji Makultja Baykali Dhammarrandji ... Aboriginal Child
Gunjalk Gunjalk ... Aboriginal Woman
Dhamabariniy Dhamabariniy ... Aboriginal Woman
Banarraba Bukultjpi Banarraba Bukultjpi ... Aboriginal Woman
Mununbatijiwuy Munyaryun Mununbatijiwuy Munyaryun ... Aboriginal Warrior
Paul Spearim Paul Spearim ... Aboriginal warrior
Michael Yawunnydjurr Michael Yawunnydjurr ... Aboriginal WarriorAboriginal Warrior
Gutiwa Dhammarrandji Gutiwa Dhammarrandji ... Aboriginal Warrior
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Storyline

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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In the Tasmanian wilderness, their lives were world's apart and survival the only option. See more »

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Drama

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English | Aboriginal

Release Date:

15 August 1980 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

A tűz gyermekei See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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This is the only film directed by John Honey. See more »

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A truly worthwhile experience
5 May 2016 | by jgmcghieSee all my reviews

This is one of those movies that may get into your head. If it does, it will be there for a very long time.

Most of the story is not in the movie: you need to fill it in from your imagination.

An example: Mangannini is the fire-carrier for her people. When Joanna drops the fire-stick into the water, the look of utter devastation on Mangannini's face will stay with you. Because while Mangannini is the fire carrier for her people, she has no way to make a fire. Tasmania in winter is a cold place...

Mangannini's people no longer exist. Neither do any of Mangannini's descendants.

We did that.


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