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    Chrysalis Class 10 - Arnhem Land Fundraiser - Film Night

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    Brought to you by: Class 10 Chrysalis Steiner School, The Old Gazette Film Society, Dorrigo Plateau Aboriginal Lands Council and Ronin Films

    Purpose:  Class 10 Chrysalis Steiner School students are travelling to Arnhem Land in May/June 2024. They will be visiting a remote outstation near Gunbalanya and helping to build an outdoor kitchen which will help the community to welcome larger groups of visitors for cultural purposes and possibly tourism in the future.

    Money raised will be split between getting them there and going directly to the costs of the building project. The more money raised the better the project!

    Synopsis: Jacob Nayinggul, an Aboriginal elder from Arnhem Land in northern Australia, knows that bones of his ancestors were stolen by scientists in 1948. For sixty years they were held by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC as part of a large collection of human anatomy. When, after years of argument, the Smithsonian finally agrees to repatriate the bones, Jacob Nayinggul creates a new form of ceremony. Wrapped in paperbark, the stolen bones—and with them the ancestors’ spirits—are welcomed home and put to sleep in the land where they were born.

    Please arrive at 6:15pm for food and drink by donation.  The film begins at 7pm.

    Watch trailer here: Etched in Bone - Trailer






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