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Arts du Mythe:

Peinture Pintupi d’Australie

26 min documentary, produced by Christine Doublet (Program 33), directed by François Lévy-Kuentz, field producing/ cinematography by Philippe Charluet (Australia) for ARTE (France/ Germany)

Part of the series 3 ‘Arts du Mythe’, this documentary features Ningura Napurrula, one of the great Australian indigenous artists that is featured at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris. We follow the stories behind her work and culture, right back to the Australian centre where she describes mythical places linked to a time of dreams, when the ancestors of each clan created the landscape.

FRENCH: La peinture aborigène à l’acrylique héritée de la peinture sur sable, représente les lieux et les itinéraires initiatiques empruntés par les ancêtres mythiques qui ont créé le monde. Ces peintures sont compréhensibles par les seuls initiés. Les Aborigènes parlent de ‘Temps du rêve’ Ningura Napurrula, femme peintre, commença à peindre pour la coopérative de Papunya Tula en 1996.

Featured Video (previous page): English trailer (note the finished program features this footage in a different way)

DVD (in French) available for purchase on Arte

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