A Transfer of Power

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A Transfer of Power. © MacDougall
22 minutes / Colour / 1986
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