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Ten Canoes
     
  Release Date: 06/01/07

Starring: Richard Birrinbirrin, Peter Djigirr, Johnny Buniyira, Frances Djulibing, David Gulpilil

Director: Rolf de Heer, Peter Djigirr

Rating: (NR)
 
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Genre
  Action/Adventure, Drama, Comedy
   
  Running Time
  90 min
   
  Distributor
  Palm Pictures
   
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NEW YORK VIEW
Australian directors Rolf de Heer and Peter Djigirr's celebrated, enchanting film, which swept the Australian version of the Academy Awards, reimagines an ancient Aboriginal fable as told by one brother to another during an egg-gathering expedition. David Gulpilil and Philip Gudthaykudthay star.

CINEMASOURCE SYNOPSIS
A fusion of Yolngu and Western mythologies, set in Arnhem Land 120 years ago, the story tells a Yolngu tale before the first white contact.