Two Brothers at Galarra ()


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The world's first Aboriginal Historical-Musical-Action-Docu-Drama? In the tropical wilderness of Arnhem Land of the 1940s, two Aboriginal brothers living according to traditional law journey... See more »

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Bandamul Munyarryun ...
Binydjarrpuma
Malalakpuy Munyarryun ...
Nyepaynga
Mathulu Munyarryun ...
Narrator
Djakapurra Munyarryun ...
Dancer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Djawulma Ganambarr ...
Dancer
Walputjupa Gondarra ...
Dancer
Djunbiya Marika ...
Dancer
Bulpidi Mununggurr ...
Dancer
Dhatjukurr Mununggurr ...
Dancer
Garakinawuy Mununggurr ...
Dancer
Babayili Munyarryun ...
Dancer
Gawumu Munyarryun ...
Dancer
Goyma Munyarryun ...
Dancer
Guwula Munyarryun ...
Dancer
Lalambarri Munyarryun ...
Dancer
Nona Munyarryun ...
Dancer
Rrawa Munyarryun ...
Dancer
Rrimbitja Munyarryun ...
Dancer
Rriyilnga Munyarryun ...
Dancer
Womila Munyarryun ...
Dancer

Directed by

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Tom Murray ... (supervising director)
Banul Munyarryun ... (co-director)
Malalakpuy Munyarryun ... (co-director)

Produced by

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Randin Graves ... producer

Music by

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Randin Graves
Malalakpuy Munyarryun

Cinematography by

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Bonnie Elliott

Film Editing by

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Randin Graves

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Gurumin Marika ... assistant director

Sound Department

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Biyalnga Bidingal ... boom operator
Randin Graves ... sound editor
Bunbuyngu Marika ... boom operator
Dhamarrarr Mununggurr ... boom operator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Biyalnga Bidingal ... additional photography
Bunbuyngu Marika ... additional photography
Dhamarrarr Mununggurr ... additional photography

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Plot Summary

The world's first Aboriginal Historical-Musical-Action-Docu-Drama? In the tropical wilderness of Arnhem Land of the 1940s, two Aboriginal brothers living according to traditional law journey to inescapable conflict at the ritual spearing ground of Galarra. This is the true story of infamous Yolngu warrior 'Slippery' Binydjarrpuma and his brother Nyepaynga. In 1952, an American ethnomusicologist recorded Binydjarrpuma and his nephew Mathulu singing the tale in symbolic poetry. More than half a century later, Mathulu introduces a re-enactment using those songs and newly recorded song and dance as narration. The result is an original form of Australian indigenous filmmaking featuring four generations of the Wangurri clan and bringing the ancient oral tradition of storytelling through song and dance into the new medium of film. Written by Anonymous

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Also Known As
  • Two Brothers at Galarra (Australia)
Runtime
  • 22 min
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Budget AUD20,000 (estimated)

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