30 minutes / 2014
Directed by
Jennifer Deger Paul Wunungmurra

Country of production Australia

Yolngu Aboriginal families offer glimpses into their lives and relationships through their choice of ringtones. From ancestral clan songs to 80s hip hop artists and local gospel tunes, these songs connect individuals into a world of deep and enduring connection. And yet, simultaneously the phone opens Yolngu to new vectors of vulnerability and demand. Made collaboratively by a new media arts collective of indigenous and non-indigenous filmmakers, the film offers a beautiful and surprisingly moving meditation on the connections and intrusions brought by mobile phones to a once-remote Aboriginal community.

Region Australia

Country Australia

Keywords Indigenous peoples / First Nations peoples Music / Ethnomusicology Material Culture