Kumpupirntily (Lake Disappointment) is the dangerous heart of Martu country in the Western Desert, Western Australia – it is a place where cannibal beings live beneath the surface of the salt lake, a place where Martu fear to tread. Yunkurra Billy Atkins is the great animator of the dark narratives that score this country, and his beguiling paintings have intrigued and challenged art lovers for many years. Now new audiences are invited into the world of his art, his imagination and his country, as Yunkurra’s paintings are brought to life through a unique collaboration with award-winning animator Sohan Ariel Hayes. Cannibal Story gives sound and motion (and a touch of violence) to the beauty and danger of Yunkurra’s wondrous, original paintings.
Narration: Yunkurra Billy Atkins
Director: Sohan Ariel Hayes
Script Editor/Screen Writer: John Carty
Translation: Desmond Taylor
Animation: Sohan Ariel Hayes, Juan Zubiaga, Guy Pendergrast, Toby Smith-Tan, Michael Lightfoot
Storyboards: Michael Lightfoot
Sound design: Roly Skender
Producer: Erin Coates
Executive Producer: Gabrielle Sullivan
This is a co-production of Fremantle Arts Centre, City of Fremantle and Martumili Artists, Shire of East Pilbara
Supported by: Martu People Limited and BHP Billiton
Language: Martu with English subtitles
Running time: 6:52 minutes
The true story of a group of Congolese militiamen in their search for peace.
A group of Congolese FDLR militiamen have decided to renounce violence, surrender their weapons and enter the reintegration programme of the the United Nations.
Happy to leave behind the troubled mountains of North Kivu, they take a helicopter to City of Goma, where a new life is about to begin.
Script and Direction: Unai Aranzadi
Production: Independent Docs
Associated Production: Unesco Etxea
Camera and Editing: Unai Aranzadi
Music: Neosounds, Kanyabayonga Radio, Pond 5
Sound Design: Marsgränd 28
Graphics: Björn Waldehorn
English subtitles: Maggie Letona / ASB
Duration: 32:40 Minutes (and a second 29:50 Minutes version)
DVD / Colour / Stereo
Official Selection, Melbourne International Film Festival 2013.
Official Selection, Flickerfest 2014.
Official Selection, Las Vegas Film Festival 2014.
Official Selection, St Kilda Film Festival 2014.
Official Selection, Bumbershoot/1 Reel Film Festival 2014.
Official Selection, Bayside Film Festival 2014.
Official Selection, New York Independent Film Festival 2014.
Written & Directed by Tenika Smith.
Produced by Michael Ciccone & James Meldrum Wright.
Cinematography by Marden Dean.
Production Design by Anthony Jarvis.