VIDEO: Lajamanu – 40 years with Warlpiri people

Sharing life and knowledge with Warlpiri people in Lajamanu, Central Australia (1979-2017).

French anthropologist from the CNRS, Barbara Glowczewski, discusses about spirituality with some Warlpiri women and men. The film intertwins rituals she filmed in 1979 with other archives, including a video made in 1984 by Paddy Patrick Jangala with Lajamanu law women to protect from mining a Dreaming sacred site in the Tanami Desert.
The film is about the Warlpiri process of reappropriation of archival images and the ongoing power of Kuruwarri image-forces.