The Resource Kurtal : snake spirit, (videorecording)

Kurtal : snake spirit, (videorecording)

Label
Kurtal : snake spirit
Title
Kurtal
Title remainder
snake spirit
Title variation
Snake spirit
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Kurtal: snake spirit follows the journey of Spider [Snell], an 80 year old Aboriginal elder and his family back to his birthplace, in the Great Sandy Desert of Western Australia, to visit a sacred waterhole. Here, he communicates with his ancestors through Kurtal, the Snake Spriit, who lives in the waterhole ... Water in the desert means life and Kurtal is a "living water". When people who were born at Kurtal die, their spirit returns back to the waterhole. Spider is one of the remaining elders born at Kurtal and a key custodian responsible for the practises [sic] that take place there ... "Kurtal - Snake Spirit" ... shows not the dying out of these ancient ceremonies but the need for them to be carried on by the younger generations to take these traditions and keep them alive and vital."--Jacket, back cover
Member of
Cataloging source
NSL
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directors: Michelle Mahrer, Nicole Ma ; producer/writer: Nicole Ma ; ABC Executive Producer: Richard Moore
Dewey number
203.8089915 MAH DVD
Government publication
federal national government publication
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1930-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mahrer, Michelle
  • Ma, Nicole
  • Snell, Nyilpirr Spider
  • Australian Broadcasting Commission
Runtime
28
Series statement
Message stick
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Snell, Nyilpirr Spider
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
Technique
live action
Label
Kurtal : snake spirit, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Nicole Ma production ©2003" "©Australian Film Commission, Cinemedia Corporation, Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency Aboriginal Corporation, Screenwest and Nicole Ma Productions."--Back of video jacket
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
000024952793
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 digital video disc (DVD) (28 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)
Label
Kurtal : snake spirit, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
"A Nicole Ma production ©2003" "©Australian Film Commission, Cinemedia Corporation, Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency Aboriginal Corporation, Screenwest and Nicole Ma Productions."--Back of video jacket
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
000024952793
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 digital video disc (DVD) (28 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)

Library Locations

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