Film Screening: The Mulka Project

Event status:

Mulka Project Drop in to LAI to view four films from the Mulka Project.

Tuesday 29 May 2018 until Saturday 07 July 2018 (Add to calendar)
La Trobe Art Institute
5444 7272;
Presented by:
La Trobe Art Institute
Type of Event:
no charge

Mon – Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 12-5pm*
*except when events are running at LAI. If making a special visit, please call ahead (03 5444 7272) to avoid disappointment.

Drop in to LAI to view four films from the Mulka Project:

* Gäpu Ga Gunḏa - The Art of Noŋgirrŋa Marawili (5:25mins)
* Larrakitj - Wukun Wanambi (3:10mins)
* Yiki Buŋgu - l Dhalwangu ‘knife’ Songline, Gurrumuru Homeland (9:43mins)
* Sea Rights Buŋgul – Yirritja ga Dhuwa Gapu / Yilpara Sea Rights Celebration (12:25mins)

All video works courtesy of The Mulka Project, Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka.

About the Mulka Project:

The name ‘Mulka’ means a sacred but public ceremony, and, to hold or protect.

The mission is to sustain and protect Yolŋu. cultural knowledge in Northeast Arnhem Land under the leadership of community elders. The Mulka production house, recording studio, digital learning centre and cultural archive are managed by Yolŋu law and governance.

The Mulka Project strives to employ and train as many Yolŋu of all ages as possible. Currently we have male and female staff spanning three generations. Our facilities are a unique media training ground for future indigenous leaders. We produce and repatriate audio-visual cultural resources and disseminate them throughout the Yolŋu community.

We provide industry standard workplace training, create income streams for Homeland communities, whilst employing cultural advisors, film makers, translators, camera operators, editors, artists, and scholars.

At the core of The Mulka Project resides a growing, living archive of Yolŋu knowledge, ceremony, and cultural history. The word, dance, song, and law of elders past return to the minds and hearts of our people and repeat on through the generations.

In the same way The Mulka Project gives voice to generations past it also has an obligation to let contemporary Yolŋu knowledge and law speak to coming generations.

In the hands, and on the shoulders, of Yolŋu, The Mulka Projects cameras and microphones are the Eyes and the Ears of our children’s unborn children.


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