Ten Canoes showing at Cinema Cafe in Robertson in September

A Film by Rolf de Heer and the People of Ramingining| 92 mins | Australia, 2006 | Rated M

Ten Canoes is a feature film that was shot on and around the Arafura Swamp in north-eastern Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia. It is unique in that it is the first feature film to be shot entirely in Aboriginal language (predominantly Ganalbingu).

It is the distant past, tribal times. Dayindi (played by Jamie Gulpilil, son of the great David Gulpilil) covets one of the wives of his older brother. To teach him the proper way, he is told a story from the mythical past, a story of wrong love, kidnapping, sorcery, bungling mayhem and revenge gone wrong.

In English storytelling and subtitled Ganalbingu language, this is a film unlike any you have ever seen.

Cafe opens at 1.30pm serving hot and cold drinks and homemade cake.

Booking essential through TryBooking



Sep 24 2023


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm