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INTRODUCTION

This mini documentary serves as an introduction to the two-DVD set and should be viewed prior to all other material. It gives an overview of the Djungguwan ceremony and the other mini-documentaries, explaining the reasons for and background to the ceremony as well as its unique cinematic history.

Yolngu clan leaders, anthropologists and filmmakers all give their own perspective on the Djungguwan.

The documentary illustrates the relationship between the men involved in the 1976 and 2002 Djungguwan - Milirrpum Marika was the father of Wanyubi Marika and Mithili Wanambi the father of Wukun Dennis Wanambi. It also introduces the main theme running throughout the DVD set - that of recording culture for future generations.