A DVD of films that represent life at Utopia. The films document a language, art and bush medicine project that commenced in 2008.
Utopia is located on the traditional lands of the Alyawarr and Anmatyerr peoples, approximately 300km northeast of Alice Springs. Utopia comprises 16 or so small communities dotted throughout the Sandover region.
Some of the bush medicines in the films are:
ilpengk - a liniment,
arnwekety - a spiny plant used to treat warts,
lywemp-lywemp - a bush cosmetic
They are accompanied by awely - traditional ceremonies performed by women to promote and maintain community, health and well being.
The knowledge represented here remains the cultural and intellectual property of the Alyawarr and Anmatyerr people. This DVD is in the Anmatyerr language.