Ten Canoes (DVD)

Rolf De Heer

Ten Canoes (DVD)
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Ten Canoes (DVD)

Rolf De Heer

One hundred and fifty spears, ten canoes, three wives… trouble

A parable of forbidden love from Australia’s mythical past, narrated by Australian icon David Gulpilil and starring his son Jamie as the covetous youth Dayindi, TEN CANOES is a ground-breaking glimpse into aboriginal life centuries before European settlement. Shot in and around the Arafura Wetlands of Central Arnhem Land, Rolf de Heer and the People of Ramingining have created a pioneering and timeless tale for all people and all cultures.

“Ahh, you gotta see this story of mine cause it’ll make you laugh, even if you’re not a blackfella. Might cry a bit too eh? But then you laugh some more…coz this story is a big true story of my people. True thing?”

DVD Special Features

  • Original theatrical trailer
  • 2 x 5.1 soundtracks
  • Aerial map of Arnhem Land
  • Thompson time photo gallery


  • Interview with Rolf de Heer
  • Interview with Djigirr

Short documentaries:

  • Making A Canoe
  • Building Huts
  • Making Spears
  • Arnhem Weaving
  • Dolly Dolly
  • Long Neck Turtle Hunt

Slideshow Featurette:

  • People, Places & 10 Canoes

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