Crook hat and camphoo

Kanopy (Firm)

Streaming video - 2014

Crook Hat and Camphoo are Alyawarra elders, from central Australia, who are concerned about the survival of traditional skills and culture. As Crook Hat says at the beginning of this outstanding film: “We are telling the old peoples way. Its not just our way. We are trying to teach others what we have learnt.” In this film, Crook Hat and Camphoo pass on knowledge and skills relating to the making of spears and spear-throwers (woomeras). The two elders go into the bush to find suitable tree ...branches for making spears and spear-heads, and use fire to straighten the branches. After peeling the bark and smoothing the wood, they use sinew from a kangaroo and tree resin to fasten the spear-head to the spear. Other wood is used for the spear-thrower or woomera, and again they use plant resin to make a comfortable grip for the hunter. As they make their spears and woomeras, Crook Hat and Camphoo reflect on the ingenuity of the old ways, and remember being taught by their fathers. Their need to pass on their knowledge is deeply felt and affects everything they do. This short film is a moving and eloquent reflection on the transfer of knowledge from elders to a new generation of Aboriginal people and to a wider world. --Kanopy.

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Series
CAAMA collection.
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Online Access
A Kanopy streaming video
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Published
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming 2014.
Language
English
Item Description
Please be aware that viewing this streamed video off-campus may affect your download limits.
Physical Description
1 online resource (1 video file, 22 min.) : digital, stereo., sound, color
Format
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Production Credits
Writer-Director - David Tranter ; Photography - Allan Collins ; Sound Recording - Vance Glynn ; Editor - Dena Curtis ; Music - Frank Yamma ; Translations - David Moore.
Access
AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY BY IOWA CITY AND RESIDENTS OF THE CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS OF JOHNSON COUNTY, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, HILLS, AND LONE TREE (IA).
Corporate Author
Kanopy (Firm) (-)
Other Authors
David Tranter (-), Donald Thompson Kemarre, Reggie Camphoo Pwerl