A Transfer of Power

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1986 / 22 minutes

Directed by
Judith MacDougall David MacDougall
Country of production
Australia

Replacing the engine in an old car is a familiar rural task, but how people go about it differs. For these Aboriginal men in New South Wales, it’s an occasion for affirming continuing relationships in characteristically Aboriginal ways, through consensus and humour, and by pooling their skills. For Stevie, the small boy, it’s a chance to learn by watching. And even if he’s only a little help he’s never excluded.

Location(s) depicted
New South Wales
Region
Australia
Country
Australia
Keywords
Indigenous peoples / First Nations peoples Education / Knowledge transmission Infrastructure / Transport