The Resource Queen of the desert

Queen of the desert

Label
Queen of the desert
Title
Queen of the desert
Contributor
Director
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Queen of the Desert takes us on the road with the flamboyant hairdresser trainer and youth worker Starlady. Starlady's hair salons began in the indigenous community of Kintore in 2002. Armed with only a bottle of bleach and a pair of clippers, it was a big success. No wonder - hair has always been important in Aboriginal culture. This first renegade salon sparked an idea - what if Starlady started hairdresser training for young people in remote communities right across the Central Desert. Starlady spent five years in Melbourne studying hairdressing and make up then returned to Alice Springs with just a few hundred dollars and a dream. It was a big gamble. The desert is harsh and cultural traditions stand strong; not everyone lasts long out here. Initially some employers were skeptical about how Starlady might fit in. Having proved them wrong she now drives thousands of kilometres across the desert taking her mobile hair workshops to some of Australia's most isolated teenagers"--ABC-TV website
Cataloging source
AIAS
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director, Alex Kelly ; producer, Josephine Wright; original music: Dale Cornelius; writers: Sally Ingleton, Alex Kelly, Josephine Wright
Dewey number
646.724092
LC call number
TT971
LC item number
.Q43 2012
PerformerNote
Narrator: Rachel Maza
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kelly, Alex
  • Wright, Josephine
  • Maza, Rachel
  • 360 Degree Films (Firm)
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Runtime
28
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Starlady
  • Youth workers
  • Hairdressing
  • Beauty operators
  • Youth, Aboriginal Australian
  • Transgender people
  • Aboriginal Australians
Technique
live action
Label
Queen of the desert
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Developed with the assistance of Film Victoria
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000050196003
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 DVD-video (28 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, colour
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)819595013
System details
DVD video aspect ratio 16:9
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Queen of the desert
Publication
Note
Developed with the assistance of Film Victoria
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000050196003
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 DVD-video (28 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, colour
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)819595013
System details
DVD video aspect ratio 16:9
Video recording format
DVD

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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