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Ten Canoes

A story within a story. In Australia's Northern Territory, a man tells us one of the stories of his people and his land. It's a story of an older man, Minygululu, who has three wives and realizes that his younger brother Dayindi may try to steal away the youngest wife. So, over a few days and several trips to hunt and gather, Minygululu tells Dayindi a story set in the time of their ancest ...

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Released: Jun 29th, 2006
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Rating:
Runtime: 90 Minutes
Genres: Adventure / Comedy / Drama
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Ten Canoes Main Cast

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Crusoe Kurddal
Crusoe Kurddal
plays Ridjimiraril
Jamie Gulpilil
Jamie Gulpilil
plays Dayindi / Yeeralparil
Richard Birrinbirrin
Richard Birrinbirrin
plays Birrinbirrin
Peter Minygululu
Peter Minygululu
plays Minygululu
Frances Djulibing
Frances Djulibing
plays Nowalingu
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • The canoes in the film were made according to original tribal methods, using directions from tribal elders who had not made them for some fifty years.
  • During shooting in the Northern Territory of Australia's remote Arafura Swamp, the crew required eleven crocodile spotters for safety of the cast and crew
  • This will be the first ever major Australian feature film completely filmed in an Indigenous Aboriginal language.
  • The title "Ten Canoes" was inspired by a photograph shown to Director Rolf de Heer by Aboriginal actor David Gulpilil. The picture was of group of ten native men in their bark canoes on the Arafura swamp. The photo was taken by anthropologist Dr Donald Thomson who worked in central and north-eastern Arnhem Land seventy years earlier during the mid-1930s.
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