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Good-bye Old Man

Good-bye Old Man. © MacDougall

Director David MacDougall
Country/Production Australia/ USA
Release 1977
Length 70 mins
Format Colour / DVD / PAL / All region
Location Australia, Melville Island / Pacific
Ethnic Group Tiwi
Collection MacDougall

Order No RAI-200.94
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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.

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