Manganinnie

Umbrella EntertainmentSKU: DAVID2706
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Extras: AUDIO COMMENTARY with director John Honey and executive producer Gil BrealeyTHEATRICAL TRAILER

Disc type: DVD
No. of discs: 1
Running time: 86
Audio format: 2
Format: PAL
Colour: Colour
Languages: English
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Image ratio: 1.85:1
Subtitles: None
Year of Production: 1980
Release Date: 01 June 2016

Description

Australia, 1830. Edward Waterman (Phillip Hinton) and his family arrive in a remote part of Tasmania (known at the time as Van Diemen's Land). Waterman is pressured into helping British colonial forces carry out the Black Line - enforced removal of Aborigines from land near white settlements. Aboriginal woman Manganinnie (Mawuyul Yanthalawuy) survives a Black Line raid which claims the life of her husband, Meenopeekameena (Buruminy Dhamarrandji).

During an innocent family outing in the wilderness, Waterman's young daughter Joanna (Anna Ralph) becomes separated from her family leaving Manganinnie, who has been hiding in the area, to take Joanna into her care. Overcoming her initial mistrust of Manganinnie, Joanna joins her on a long journey in search of Manganinnie's people.

Winner of an AFI AWARD, Manganinnie captures the raw beauty of Tasmania's untouched wilderness whilst exploring a dark chapter in Australian history and delivers a richly textured tale of isolation and survival.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this program may contain images or names of people who have since passed away.

This DVD has been produced from a copy provided by the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office

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