Every August, two thousand people visit northern Australia’s Gove Peninsula in Arnhem Land to attend the Garma Festival, an international celebration of the Aboriginal culture that is still strong around Yirkalla. In August of 2007, we traveled to Garma to interview indigenous leaders and film the dances that take place at sunset every evening. In that spirit we offer this short film clip of the Garma Festival. Produced as a preview of Standing on Sacred Ground, a 4-part series, by the Sacred Land Film Project – www.sacredland.org and www.StandingOnSacredGround.org.
Sacred Land Film Project (SLFP)’s mission is to create and distribute media and educational materials to deepen public understanding of sacred sites, indigenous cultures and environmental justice. A sponsored project of Earth Island Institute in Berkeley, California since 1984, SLFP is a 501(c)3 non-profit funded entirely through grants and individual donations. If you enjoy this clip, please consider making a donation to SLFP. Your contribution will make it possible for us to complete our newest documentary series, Losing Sacred Ground, which will bring the stories of these indigenous communities to a national television audience.