Don’t Bury Me Without Ivan

Don’t Bury Me Without Ivan

BIRRARANGGA Film Festival at the NFSA
Fri 21 Jun 6:00 PM

Arc Cinema
Allocated Seating
Unclassified 15+
122 Mins | BIRRARANGGA Film Festival
2022 | DCP | RUS | D: Lyubov Borisova 
Russian, Yakut – English subtitles 
Yakut Stepan Beresekov periodically falls into a lethargic sleep. Only a Russian, the son of a priest, Ivan Popov, can distinguish his condition from real death. But Popov is going on a long ethnographic expedition. Stepan decides to follow his savior so as not to be buried alive. 
Preview short film: E Rangi Rā 

2021 | Unclassified | 12 mins | DCP | Aotearoa | D: Tioreore Ngātai-Melbourne 
Māori – English subtitles 

Directed by Ngāti Porou and Ngai Tūhoe filmmaker Tioreore Ngātai-Melbourne, E Rangi Rā is set in the early 1800s following the Ngāpuhi attack on Te Whānau a Hinerupe. Armed with European muskets, this attack had a devastating and long-lasting impact on Te Whānau a Hinerupe and their descendants. 

During brutal inter-tribal warfare, a young girl, Rangi, is separated from her mother. In her journey to safety, she befriends Hiwa, a young man who has also been separated from his whānau. 

The NFSA is proud to partner with BIRRARANGGA Film Festival, celebrating Global Indigenous Films that explore the curatorial themes of ‘strength, resilience and the environment’. First Nations relationships to the image as a form of expression, particularly in Australia, is connected to thousands of years of cultural practices. Curated by Wurundjeri (Woiwurrung)/Yorta Yorta screen creative and actor Tony Briggs, BIRRARANGGA honours that history and acknowledges the contemporary currency of the moving image, of film, as an expression of the human experience in relation to our natural surroundings.   

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