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Bush mechanics [videorecording] / Film Australia in association with Warlpiri Media Association and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation ; producer, Jennifer McMahon ; writer/director, David Batty.

Publication:
Brooklyn, NY : First Run/Icarus Films, 2001.
Format/Description:
Video
2 videocassettes (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
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Subjects:
Automobiles -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Maintenance and repair.
Walbiri (Australian people) -- Social life and customs.
Northern Territory -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Ethnographic television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Television programs.
Television programs -- Australia.
Form/Genre:
Television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Language:
In Walbiri and some English with English subtitles.
System Details:
VHS - NTSC.
Summary:
In this blend of documentary and drama, the bush mechanics from the remote Aboriginal Walbiri community of Yuendumu are presented with a new set of challenges in each episode--catching a car thief, getting a nephew out of jail, racing to an outback rock concert and traveling thousands of miles to gather pearl shells for a rainmaking ceremony. As they traverse the desert in their dilapidated vehicles, they solve multiple car problems with wacky and inventive bush repair techniques.
Contents:
Episode 1. Motorcar ngutju
episode 2. Payback
episode 3. The chase
episode 4. The rainmakers.
Participant:
Simeon Jupurrula Ross, Steven Jupurrula Morton, Errol Jupurrula Nelson, Junior Jupurrula Wilson, Randall Jupurrula Wilson, Jack Jakamarra Ross, Francis Jupurrula Kelly.
Credits:
Co-director, Francis Jupurrula Kelly ; camera, David Batty ; music director, Bill Davis.
Notes:
"A National Interest Program"--Credits.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Rosengarten Family Fund.
Contributor:
Batty, David. , Director, Screenwriter
McMahon, Jennifer. , Producer
Davis, Bill. , Composer
Film Australia (Organization) , Producer
Warlpiri Media Association. , Producer
First Run/Icarus Films. , Distributor
Australian Broadcasting Corporation. , Producer
Film Australia (Organization) National Interest Program. , Producer
Rosengarten Family Fund.
OCLC:
49589277