An ethnographic record of the daily life of nomadic Aboriginal people in the Gibson Desert of central Australia. In 1965 and 1967, the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies sponsored film trips by the then Australian Commonwealth Film Unit to the Western Desert region of Australia. The object of these trips was to film the daily life of nomadic Aboriginal people living in the Gibson Desert of central Australia. Although this land is one of the most arid regions of Australia, the people who lived there regarded it as rich in resources.
Year: 1967 Total Duration: 314 minutes (16 x episodes). Exempt from classification. Now digitally restored and also available on standard DVD.
Writer/Director/Narrator: Ian Dunlop; Producer: John Martin-Jones.
NB: A condensed version of this series has been made under the title Desert People.
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An Australian National Film Board Production. Produced by the Australian Commonwealth Film Unit for the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.