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Women from the Pacific: Emily Kame Kngwarreye

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Emily Kame Kngwarreye est sans doute l’une des artistes aborigènes les plus connues au monde. Son tableau Earth’s Creation a d’ailleurs détenu un temps le record de l’œuvre réalisée par un.e artiste aborigène la plus chère au monde. Mais saviez-vous que sa carrière de peintre fut aussi courte que fulgurante ? Et que son œuvre artistique ne commence pas avec la peinture mais avec le textile ? Aujourd’hui, Casoar vous emmène à la découverte de l’histoire de l’une des plus grandes artistes de la fin du XXème siècle.
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Ten Canoes <emTen Canoes: a film between historical reenactment, myths and fiction

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[Please note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this article may contain images or names of deceased persons in photographs or printed material.]

Ten Canoes (10 canoes, 150 spears and three wives) is a film about Arnhem Land and its people, made with and by them. It is a film for Indigenous people and it is also an ambassador film for Aboriginal culture and therefore also made for an audience outside this culture. It is a story of forbidden love, brotherly bonds, kidnapping, witchcraft and revenge, treated with poetry and humour. In short, this is a rich work that CASOAR really recommends! Read More