DJÄKAMIRR: caretaker of pregnancy and childbirth

Sarah Ireland (Other), Elaine Maypilama (Other), Pat Josse (Photographer), Shellie Morris (Other), Rachel Baker (Other)

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Abstract

Year of Release: 2021 Film: colour Aspect ratio: 16x9, 4k – 3840 x 2160 Shooting format: h.264 HD (1-1-1) 4K, Panasonic GH5 Genre: Documentary Country of Origin: Yolŋu Country, North East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia Languages: Djämbarrpuyŋu & English LOGLINE Follow Ḻäwurrpa and Sarah, on their journey through ancestral time, country and culture to empower community and reclaim childbirth. SYNOPSIS Filmed in remote Arnhem Land, DJÄKAMIRR follows Ḻäwurrpa and Sarah on a unique journey through ancestral time, country and culture. As mutual trust develops between the two women, they hope to empower Yolŋu and reclaim 60,000 years of birthing culture from the stronghold of Western medicine. This is their story of working with community to pilot the training of djäkamirr- the caretakers of pregnancy and birth.
Original languageMultiple
PublisherOne20 Productions
Media of outputFilm
Size41mins
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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