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Yolngu Guya Djamamirr

Synopsis

Yolngu Guya Djamamirr is a documentary about the Chooky Dancers who became famous after a video of 'Zorba the Greek - Yolngu style' had been posted on YouTube.

But the story behind the Chooky Dancers' performance is not told on YouTube, a void that this documentary fills. We learn that the dance is a thank-you gift to Lilian, carer of Priscilla, the disabled daughter of Lionel. Lilian has looked after Priscilla in Darwin for a long time, and under her care she has blossomed and became strong.

Yolngu Guya Djamamirr introduces Priscilla's family and highlights the many performances of the Chooky Dancers.

Details

Cast
Priscilla - daughter
Lilian - carer
Lionel - father
Release dates
July 4, 2008 - Australia (World premiere on the Message Sticks Indigenous Film Festival)
Rating
G - general

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Harvard citation

Korff, J 2018, Yolngu Guya Djamamirr, <https://www.creativespirits.info/resources/movies/yolngu-guya-djamamirr>, retrieved 20 September 2020

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