Ten Canoes


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90 Min

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 ancestors...


Jun 29th, 2006


Crusoe Kurddal
Jamie Gulpilil Jamie Gulpilil
Richard Birrinbirrin

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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.

- 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…More

- 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

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