Kaja-warnu-jangka Screening + Q&A

Kaja-warnu-jangka Screening + Q&A

We would like to invite you to join us for the SLLL-CoEDL online film screening of Kaja-warnu-jangka ‘From the bush’ on Friday, June 12, 3pm, details below. 

The new film Kaja-warnu-jangka ‘From the bush’ is a unique biographical tribute to two senior Warlpiri men, Jerry Patrick Jangala OAM and Henry Cook Jakamarra, who tell their own narratives of their remarkable lives over 85+ years. Dynamically bringing together previously unpublished footage, oral histories and photographs from over many years, it shows historical aspects of a remote desert community and the living endurance of traditional values of kinship and law.


Friday June 12

3:00pm:  Introduction by Prof. Nicholas Evans, Director, CoEDL

3:05pm:  Watch the film being streamed or each watch on your own devices

4:15pm:  Reconvene for Q&A. 

               Panel Chair Assoc. Prof. Brenda Croft (Gurindji artist, SOAD). 

               Panel members film-makers Maxwell Walma Tasman Japanangka (Lajamanu) and Carmel O'Shannessy (SLLL), and Ngiyampaa linguist Lesley Woods (SLLL).


Zoom link (from 3pm): For access to the Zoom link, please forward your expression of interest via email to Dr Carmel O'Shannessy.

Expounding the themes of courageous resilience and embrace of change, it is the product of a collaboration by PAW Media Warlpiri film-maker, Maxwell Walma Tasman Japanangka and ANU-CoEDL's Carmel O’Shannessy. It was inspired by people in the community suggesting the need to document the two senior men’s lives. The film is mostly in Warlpiri, with subtitles in English. It is 1hr 09 mins long.

The film:


The trailer:


Date & time

Fri 12 Jun 2020, 3pm


Carmel O'Shannessy


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