Songlines On Screen

October 2020


3.0 1 x
'Niminjarra' is a story owned by Warnman people of the Great Sandy Desert in WA. Two young men decided not to go to a higher Law ceremony and turned themselves into snakes.

Desert Dingo

3.0 2 x
Five senior Alywarr lawmen, take a 450km trip from their Central Australian community of Ali Curung to visit the sacred sites of a significant Dingo Songline.

Yarripiri's Journey

4.0 4 x
Yarripiri the giant ancestral taipan created the Jardiwanpa Songline through his journey, bringing songs, law and the Jardiwanpa fire ceremony to Warlpiri people.
July 2020

The Greedy Emu

Expired 4.0 2 x
Sharing is a crucial aspect of western Arnhemland culture and when people forget to share there are always consequences.

Finding Mawiranga

Expired 4.0 5 x
After years of haunting silence, Tom returns to his Grandmothers’ country, seeking the permission of Lawmen to learn Dhambul, the Morning Star ceremony.
June 2020

Bulunu Milkarri

Expired 4.0 1 x
This Manikay is sung traditionally by Djambarrpunu Clan. Milkarri is a sorrow Manikay (songline), and sung by women from this clan about a longing for Ngurruyurrtjurr (homeland/clan).


Expired 3.0 2 x
Marrimarrigun is the story of two young men hunting in Marrar country, and who get ripped from the land by the notoriously ferocious and fast tides.
May 2020


Expired 4.0 2 x
Following the spiritual, legal and economic significance of Njambi (stone spear), senior custodian Roy Wuynjumbi Ashley shares an all encompassing story of identity, culture and law.