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Monday, 14 May 2018

On DVD and DCP - Restored documentaries from the collection of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Andrew Pike, CEO of Ronin Films writes: 


Two superb and labour-intensive restorations have been completed by free-lance editor James Lane for the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) of two brilliant documentaries by the late Kim McKenzie:

Yorky Billy
YORKY BILLY (1980, 17 mins)  A portrait of a disappearing way of life in the Northern Territory outback.

WAITING FOR HARRY (1980, 56 mins) Tensions behind the scenes of a ritual event in central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.  Winner of the Royal Anthropological Institute Film Award for “the most outstanding film on social, cultural and biological anthropology or archaeology”.


Waiting for Harry
Both were restored in 2K from the original 16mm negs held by AIATSIS.  Both restorations premiered at the Canberra International Film Festival on October 2017.

DCPs of both films as well as DVDs are available from RONIN FILMS 

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