British Universities Film & Video Council

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Ringtone

Synopsis
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.
Country
Australia
Year of release
2014
Notes
Yolngu Aboriginal Language with English subtitles
Subjects
Anthropology; Technology
Keywords
Aboriginal peoples; mobile phones; social anthropology; telephones

Credits

Director
Jennifer Deger; Paul Wunungmurra

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£50.00 (sale); £15.00 (hire)
Availability
Sale Hire
Duration/Size
30 minutes
Year
2017

Distributor

Name

Royal Anthropological Institute

Contact
Susanne Hammacher (Film Officer)
Email
film@therai.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7387 0455
Fax
020 7388 8817
Address
50 Fitzroy Street
London
W1T 5BT
Notes
The Institute sells more than 250 anthropology and ethnology titles on video and DVD, including some produced by students and staff of the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology. There is also a large library of internationally produced film and video productions from which items may be borrowed within the UK.

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