Manapanmirr, in Christmas Spirit - Wed 23rd July


Manapanmirr, in Christmas Spirit - Presented by ALTAR (Anthropological Laboratory for Tropical Audiovisual Research)

Wed 23rd July

ALTAR is a ethnographic film group at the Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Cairns.

ALTAR's next film will conclude the theme about the connection and tension between the visible and invisible, living and dead. Manapanmirr, in Christmas Spirit is a film about connecting cultures through feeling, about sorrows and joys, arrivals and departures. Created by a team led by Yolngu director, Paul Gurrumuruwuy, the film shows how Yolngu people in Gapuwiyak in Northeast Arnhem Land create innovative rituals to draw their beloved dead out from their graves and clan waters, so that families can join together in Christmas spirit. (60 mins. Miyarrka Media 2012.)

The film will be introduced by co-director and anthropologist Jennifer Deger, and followed by open forum discussion.

Wednesday 23 July

The Cairns Institute Lecture Theatre (Room D3.054), James Cook University

Official opening of the ALTAR laboratory from 4:30pm!

Screening: 5:30pm > Free Entry


ALTAR presents Manapanmirr, in Christmas Spirit

Wednesday 23 July at 5:30pm

The Cairns Institute Lecture Theatre (Room D3.054)

Proceeding with the official opening of the ALTAR laboratory from 4:30pm!

Free Entry