National Geographic: Australia's Aborigines (1988)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Anthropology, Natural Environments, Social History  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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National Geographic explores a spectacularly beautiful and remote corner of northern Australia, where the Gandiu Aborigines have lived for 40,000 years. This may be their last generation, however, as young members leave the tribe for the modern world. In this moving and memorable portrait, travel to this distant land to see the elders as they try to pass on their lore. Explore the tribe's ancient myths and see the extraordinary wildlife featured in their sacred rock paintings. There is considerable footage of the exotic animals in Kakadu National Park, home to the tribe; the vicious salt-water crocodile, birds, and lizards are captured by the camera against the stunning backdrop of the park. Join National Geographic in taking what may be a last look at a vanishing culture.

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Aborigine, Australia, crocodile, culture [social culture], lizard, myth, National-Park, tribe, wildlife