The Balanda and the Bark Canoes
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The Balanda and the Bark Canoes
In 2005, Australian filmmaker Rolf de Heer traveled to the nation's Northern Territory to shoot Ten Canoes, a story based on an Aborigine folk tale that featured a cast of native peoples speaking their native language, a first in Aussie cinema. Documentary filmmakers Molly Reynolds and Tania Nehme joined de Heer on this unusual journey, and Balanda and the Bark Canoes is a chronicle of the making of Ten Canoes. As well as capturing the ups and downs of making a motion picture, Balanda and the Bark Canoes also documents the filmmakers' respectful but sometimes uneasy relationship with… More