A transfer of power

Kanopy (Firm)

Streaming video - 2014

This observational documentary follows an episode in the routine life on Collum Collum cattle-station in northern New South Wales. But, as the filmmaker notes, its a story that could have occurred anywhere. The film follows the attempts by Sunny Bancroft and other men in the Collum Collum Aboriginal community to remove a failed engine from a car and replace it with a refurbished engine from another car. Its a familiar rural task where the expectation is to keep motors running, but for these Abo...riginal men, its also an occasion to affirm continuing community relationships. Sunny regards himself as something of a “bush mechanic”. Replacing the engine calls for a gathering of men and children “to see what happens”. Its a time for “common sense” but also communal effort, and the calling in of local experts when needed. In the words of Ian Bryson, in his book Bringing to Light (Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, 2002): “In this film more than any other, the MacDougalls manage to describe visually how Aboriginal kinship obligations in this part of Australia are established and enacted.”.--Kanopy.

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Series
AIATSIS 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
Physical Description
1 online resource (1 video file, 21 min.) : digital, stereo., sound, color
Format
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Production Credits
Directed By: David MacDougall, Judith MacDougall.
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 MacDougall (-), Judith MacDougall