Good-bye Old Man

Good-bye Old Man cover

David MacDougall

Jun, 1977
Category: 
History
Product type: 
DVD
ISBN: 
9780855756260
Available: 
Yes
Audience: 
Secondary, Tertiary
Duration: 
66 minutes

A last request of a Tiwi man on Melville Island was that a film be made of the pukumani (bereavement) ceremony to follow his death. The film follows his family, from the days of preparation to their final leave-taking of the old man, including music and dance.

Last reviewed: 23 Apr 2020