Ringtone + Fire in Our Hearts

Thursday, November 6, 2014 6:15PM
General Admission

Ringtone + Fire in Our Hearts
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Thursday 6:15 p.m., Newcomb Hall Theater

2014. Australia. 30 min. Director: Jennifer Deger, Paul Gurrumurruwuy Wunungmurra, Oliver Lanzenberg.

From ancestral clan songs, to 80s hip hop artists and local gospel tunes, ringtones are the digital linkages that bond individuals into a world of deep and enduring connection. In a world where keeping mobile phones close to the body is as similar to wearing clothing, phones have become an important and ubiquitous aspect of our everyday lives. Connections, intrusions, and demands brought by mobile phones uncover a whole range of new threats, from sorcerers to tele-scammers, in a remote aboriginal community in Northern Australia. A beautiful, funny, and surprisingly moving film, Ringtone offers glimpses into the lives of Yolngu Aboriginal families through their choice of ringtones. Discussion with director Jennifer Deger

Supported by Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection