Tombstone Unveiling (2000)

An observational documentary about the Torres Strait tradition of unveiling the tombstone of the deceased a year after death.

Tombstone Unveiling is part of the Nganampa Anwernekenhe series produced by Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) Productions. Nganampa Anwernekenhe means ‘ours’ in the Pitjantjatjara and Arrernte languages, and the series aims to contribute to the preservation of Indigenous languages and cultures.

Length: 23 minutes
Nganampa Anwernekenhe Series 12

Tombstone Unveiling (2000) from CAAMA on Vimeo.

DVD available from Ronin Films.

Further clips and teachers notes are available from Australian Screen. If you intend to use this film in the classroom please purchase an educational copy from Ronin Films.

Director - Murray Lui
Cast - Helen Anu
Executive producer - Priscilla Collins
Series producer - Jacqueline Bethel

The Nganampa Anwernekenhe Documentary series is produced by CAAMA for Imparja Television.