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Ailan Kastom

Synopsis

Ailan Kastom (meaning "island custom") is a documentary about Torres Strait culture featuring history geography, music, dance and art of the Torres Strait, as well as language and ceremonies.

Commissioned by the Torres Strait Regional Authority and directed by Brett Charles of Leftfield productions, Cairns, Ailan Kastom is a snapshot of Torres Strait culture as was in 2013. The documentary was filmed over 6 months in the outer island communities of the Torres Strait, the thin strip of sea between the tip of Cape York, Queensland and New Guinea.

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Details

Release dates
2014 - Australia
2 October 2016 - National Indigenous TV
Video/DVD release date
2014
Awards
Best Documentary - 2014 Queensland Multimedia Awards, Cairns
Rating
G - general

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Korff, J 2020, Ailan Kastom, <https://www.creativespirits.info/resources/movies/ailan-kastom>, retrieved 18 September 2021

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