A last request of a Tiwi man on Melville Island was that a film be made of the pukumani (bereavment) ceremony to follow his death. The film follows his family, from the days of preparation to their final leave-taking of the old man. Commentary by Thomas Woody Minipini, one of the participants.
Language and subtitles
English with English Subtitles
Indigenous peoples / First Nations peoplesDeathElderly peopleFilm / Photography / Mass mediaRitual