Although only 600kms from Darwin, Ramingining may as well be in another country. It is persistently, almost wilfully, foreign. The people, of a strong, defiant tradition, often speak no English, and struggle to comprehend the madness of rapid change thrashing through their world. In short, it makes Ramingining a wonderfully and enticingly bizarre, complex and challenging place, for the inhabitants and visitors alike.
Still Our Country visually exmaines how the people in-and-around Ramininging township spend their time. It offers insight into the ways the Yolngu culture continues to absorb and adapt to the dominant Balanda (white) culture, yet retain its own identity.
On a more formal level as an experiential work, Still Our Country also considers the relationship between still and moving image and how each influences perception of the other.
ACMI and Screen Futures Summit and Youth Media Festival Presents
Still Our Country
Join director Molly Reynolds for a special presentation of her evocative documentary on the swiftly morphing lives of the Yolngu people of Ramingining in the Northern Territory.
A hybrid work that spans cinema and online, Still Our Country presents a carnival of contemporary ways, the sum of which makes for a bold declaration of identity and a hopeful promise of a future.