Ten Canoes (2006)

A man teaches his younger brother an important lesson through an ancient fable in this period comedy drama shot in remote Arnhem Land, Australia, and the first feature film made in Aboriginal language.

Ten Canoes from writer director Rolf de Heer and the indigenous community of Ramingining, was filmed in spectacular and dangerous locations in Australia’s Northern Territory. The film earned an exceptional reception at festivals world-wide and was successful at the Australian box office earning $3.5m in 2006. Ten Canoes was Australia’s official entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category for the 2007 Academy Awards.

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