Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Ten Canoes

Ten canoes was released on DVD yesterday.
An Aboriginal tale of magic and mystery, set in a time before white settlers came to Australia, this comic retelling of a traditional fable is the first major feature film to be made entirely with native Aboriginal dialogue. It's thoroughly entertaining, moving and informative too.

Set a thousand years ago in central Arnhem Land in northern Australia, a group of Ganalbingu tribesmen embark on a hunt for magpie geese. To navigate the crocodile-infested swamp, elder Minygululu leads the tribe in building canoes made out of bark. When he discovers that Dayindi has a crush on his third wife, he tells him a story set in a mythical time after the great flood that explains how his people developed laws to govern their behaviour, the same laws used by the tribes today.

Tuesday, 18 September 2007

Mors Kochanski making a survival bow

A rare online video with Mors Kochanski.

Hollowtop lake

Tom Elpel's stomping ground, lucky sod. (Just don't tell anyone from a West Virginia mining comany).

Destruction of West Virginia

Why mine when you can blow it up, more logical thinking from the worlds super power great thinkers.

Sunday, 16 September 2007

Cutting a hearth board notch w/ stone tools

2 videos from sourswithhark
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Plants with eyes

Here's a video of some very strange plants, great piece of work, must of taken ages to complete, don't know who made though.

Bow Drill Vids

This guy made a set of videos for a friend and stuck them on google video, they are funny, cringe worthy (that poor knife) and entertaining but he does know what he's doing (although thats a lot of work to get a hearth board)(contains swearing).


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