Good-bye Old Man

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1977 / 70 minutes

Directed by
David MacDougall
Country of production
Australia

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
Location(s) depicted
Melville Island
Region
Australia
Country
Australia
Keywords
Indigenous peoples / First Nations peoples Death Elderly people Film / Photography / Mass media Ritual