Uluru - An Anangu Story


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1986, 56 Minutes

This film documents the history of Uluru from an Aboriginal perspective - from the dawn of creation to the celebrations when Uluru was handed back to its traditional owners.

Taking a unique perspective on the issue of Aboriginal land rights, Uluru - An Anangu Story tells the story of Uluru and its relationship with the local Mutitjulu community.

Stories from the Tjukurpa (also known as the dreamtime) illustrate the relationship with the Rock, how it is pivotal to their tribal laws and way of life. The Anangu wanted Uluru back to ensure some continuity with their heritage. The film records this struggle and the celebration on October 26, 1985 when the Rock was handed back to its traditional owners.

The film’s brilliant and unforgettable images are presented with humour, sensitivity and accuracy.  

This is truly an Anangu story.

©1986 Mutitjulu Community. Produced by the Mutitjulu Community in conjunction with Film Australia. Distributed by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.


Writer/Director: David Roberts

Producer: Don Murray (Producer), Ross Johnston, Mutitjulu Community (Co-producer)

Cinematographers: Tony Gailey, Mandy King, Chris Lee, Erica Glyn, David Batty, Andrew Fraser

Narrator: Bob Maza

Year: 1986

Running Time: 56 Minutes

Classification: G

Region: 0

Curriculum Links: Aboriginal Mythology; Australian History; Beliefs and Values; Culture, Myth and Symbolism; English K-10 Curriculum, Stage 5 'Insights into Aboriginal Experiences in Australia'; Indigenous Studies; Law; Legal/Justice Studies; Religion and Society; SOSE/HSIE.


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SKU 198432400
Brand Film Australia

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