The Resource Daisy and Alma, produced by Donna Shepherd with the assistance of W.A. Institute of Technology, W.A. Aboriginal Arts Board, and the Creative Development Branch of the A.F.C

Daisy and Alma, produced by Donna Shepherd with the assistance of W.A. Institute of Technology, W.A. Aboriginal Arts Board, and the Creative Development Branch of the A.F.C

Label
Daisy and Alma
Title
Daisy and Alma
Statement of responsibility
produced by Donna Shepherd with the assistance of W.A. Institute of Technology, W.A. Aboriginal Arts Board, and the Creative Development Branch of the A.F.C
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Daisy and Alma is a film about the Dreamtime of two Aboriginal women Daisy Utemorrah and Alma Toomath. Daisy lives in Mowanjum a community in the remote north-west of Australia and Alma lives in Langford, a suburb of Perth. The Dreamtime is an all embracing world view central to traditional Aboriginal culture. Daisy and Alma explores the difficulties these women have in retaining and communicating their Dreamtime with the influence of western society ever present seductively luring a culture away from their roots. In Daisy and Alma this conflict is represented through the story of the sun, a Dreamtime story passed down through generations of Daisy Utemorrah's family. A poem presented in the film written by Albert Burunga illuminates this relationship and describes the Aborigines as "a race of people who rose with the sun", and western society as "the snake which bit the sun at its zenith"
Cataloging source
AIAS
Credits note
Director, producer, writer, editor, Donna Shepherd; editor, Seth Lockwood; cinematography, Anne Benzie, Roland Smith; sound, Evan Morgan, Jen Hortin
Information about documentation
  • WA Institute Leaflet held in AIAS Film Archive Files
  • Information for documentation files
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Shepherd, Donna
  • Western Australian Institute of Technology
  • Australian Council for the Arts
  • Australian Film Commission
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Utemorrah, Daisy
  • Toomath, Alma
  • Barunga, Albert
Label
Daisy and Alma, produced by Donna Shepherd with the assistance of W.A. Institute of Technology, W.A. Aboriginal Arts Board, and the Creative Development Branch of the A.F.C
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Not digitised ; no access copies
Carrier category
videocassette
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
F0001233
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocasette (23 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
No form
Other physical details
sound, colour;
Stock number
FTI_002 (V01144_1)
Label
Daisy and Alma, produced by Donna Shepherd with the assistance of W.A. Institute of Technology, W.A. Aboriginal Arts Board, and the Creative Development Branch of the A.F.C
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Publication
Note
Not digitised ; no access copies
Carrier category
videocassette
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
F0001233
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocasette (23 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
No form
Other physical details
sound, colour;
Stock number
FTI_002 (V01144_1)

Library Locations

    • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)Borrow it
      51 Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT, 2601, AU
      -35.292556 149.118617
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