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Sisters of the sun

West, Patrick and Wilmot, Simon 2012 Sisters of the sun, video recording, Melbourne, Vic, Deakin University : Centre for Memory, Imagination and Invention.

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Title Sisters of the sun
Creator(s) West, PatrickORCID iD for West, Patrick
Wilmot, Simon
Year presented 2012
Year created 2012
Event name Flows and Catchments (2012 : Warrnambool, Vic.)
Publisher Deakin University : Centre for Memory, Imagination and Invention
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic
Description of moving image 1 DVD and 1 BlueRay (27 min.)
Keyword(s) documentary film
fiction film
short film
practice-led research
Victorian aboriginality
aboriginal languages
Volcanic plains of Victoria
Summary A film about flows of time and language on the Volcanic Plains of Western Victoria. Directed by Simon Wilmot. Produced by Patrick West & Simon Wilmot. Script by Patrick West.

The past has its place in the future. Wombeetch Puyuun is teaching Scottish-born settler Isabella Dawson his aboriginal tongue so that her father, James Dawson, can write his book. But how can language preserve the past in a land where time overwhelms words? Meanwhile, contemporary Australians from the Volcanic Plains of Victoria’s Western District meditate over life in a place of sheep, algae, eels, lava and stars. Susan Cole and Janice Austin, descendents of Isabella and Wombeetch’s people united for the first time, reflect on Wombeetch’s friendship with James, and what it means to be ‘the last of your tribe.’

The event 'Flows and Catchments' was held at the Warrnambool Art Gallery on 2/12/2012.

Sisters of the Sun has also screened at Lake Bolac Eel Festival (March 2014) and Warnambool Art Gallery (Feb 2013)
Language eng
Field of Research 190204 Film and Television
Socio Economic Objective 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
HERDC Research category J1 Major original creative work
ERA Research output type JR1 Recorded or Rendered Creative Works - Film, Video
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