Different lifestyle on screen

Different lifestyle on screen

Informative Film

A film screening of the movie ‘Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land, Australia’, was recently held at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA). It was a part of ‘Places of Wonder’, a series on the heritage sites of the world.

This five-day festival witnessed the screening of some of the must-visit places in the world.

The 40-minute film on Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land informed the audience about the serenity of the place.

Situated in the northern region of Australia, Arnhem Land is one of the few unspoiled areas in the world and Kakadu National Park has its own history. The national park was established at a time when the Australian community was becoming more interested in the declaration of national parks for conservation and in recognising the land interests of the aboriginal people.

Arnhem Land is located in the middle of Australia’s northern coast and connected to Kakadu National Park, the Arafura Sea and the Gulf of Carpentaria.

It is home to a large population of aboriginal tribe dwellers. Viewers were shown and made aware of the history and culture of this tribe.

The land is made up of wild coastlines, deserted islands, rivers teeming with fish, lush rainforests and savannah woodland.

The screening drew a good number of people, with both the young and old keenly watching the film.

 Ashish, who had come to watch the film-screening, said he found the documentary an entertaining and informative one. “I did not know about Kakadu National Park but I did have a little knowledge about Arnhem Land. This is a fantastic documentary. I got a lot of information about the tribe and the culture in Australia. Now, I have a reason to go to Australia,” he said.

Another audience member, Poornima, said, “I liked the part when the they showed the aboriginals. The way the documentary has captured their day-to-day life and summed it up in 40 minutes is truly a commendable job.”

Apart from ‘Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land, Australia’, the NGMA has screened documentaries on different world heritage sites such as the Great Sphinx, Machu Pichu, ancient Rome, Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Yosemite in the USA.

From India, documentaries were shot at Sanchi, Konark, Mamallapuram, Vijayanagara, Delhi and the Taj Mahal.

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