The Resource Lockhart festival [from the AIATSIS collection]

Lockhart festival [from the AIATSIS collection]

Label
Lockhart festival [from the AIATSIS collection]
Title
Lockhart festival [from the AIATSIS collection]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This film presents atmospheric and visually dramatic impressions of a four-day dance festival organised by the Aboriginal community of Lockhart River, on the far north Queensland coast. Over 100 dancers from 8 tribal groups fly into Lockhart by light aircraft from as far afield as Groote Eylandt in north-eastern Arnhem Land, and Kowanyama, Edward River, Aurukun and Umagico in Cape York. Far away from their homelands, many of the dancers meet other tribal groups for the first time, and new relationships are forged between communities. Around this time, the Aboriginal Theatre Foundation had sponsored a number of dance festivals throughout Northern Australia, and this was the second at Lockhart. Co-chairman of the Lockhart festival committee, Jerry Pascoe, speaks to the camera about his responsibilities as host, especially to people who had never been to Lockhart before. A large camping ground is established on the beach for the visitors, and special rehearsal grounds are cleared for each group in the bush, allowing them to prepare in seclusion. The dances tell traditional stories, of the frill-necked lizard, the kangaroo, the shark - and are enhanced by elaborate body decorations and spectacular body-painting. The dances are beautifully photographed by cameraman Richard Tucker, with carefully recorded original sound, although the filmmakers were somewhat constrained by not being able to shoot at night when many dances were performed. Although filmed under difficult conditions, and at short notice, the film is a little-known gem and is an excellent example of the films made by Curtis Levy for the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies (now AIATSIS)
Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Ronin Films in 1974
Runtime
32
Technique
live action
Label
Lockhart festival [from the AIATSIS collection]
Link
http://cuyahogalibrary.kanopystreaming.com/node/96041
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1kanocm01096040
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 33 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1096040
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Lockhart festival [from the AIATSIS collection]
Link
http://cuyahogalibrary.kanopystreaming.com/node/96041
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1kanocm01096040
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 33 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1096040
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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