Another Country

Molly Reynolds
| Australia
| 2015
| 75 min

Forget everything you think you know about Indigenous communities. In this astounding film, David Gulpilil takes viewers on an enlightening journey to his hometown of Ramingining, NT. Gulpilil offers an all-too-rare first-hand account of what happened when his people’s way of life was interrupted by white people. It shows how the familiar problems – lack of employment, isolation from services – are in fact symptoms of the incompatibility between the Indigenous way of life and the lifestyle demanded of them by government policy. Another Country is an attempt to make sense of the contradictions of the modern Indigenous experience. As Gulpilil says, “We can’t go back, so we need proper help to go forward.”

Director
Molly Reynolds
Producer
Molly Reynolds, Rolf De Heer, Peter Djigirr
Premiere
Sydney Premiere
Section
Australian Competition
Festival Year
2015