Washington, D.C. Premiere In one of the most remote corners of indigenous Australia, a boy will soon become a man. Documenting a significant family moment in Northern Australia’s Arnhem Land region, In My Father’s Country offers a timely insight into how a community practicing the oldest living culture in the world can assimilate modernity, from new government policies to The Simpsons, while still upholding the laws of their ancestral country. This is the intimate story of one family’s struggle, and of one boy’s passage into the ancient laws of men. Directed by Tom Murray. Produced by Graeme Isaac.
Introduced by Brendan Wall, Director, Cultural Relations, Embassy of Australia.