Walking down the hill from school to the art centre on the last day of term for a screening of the works... very very hot off the press:
On screen at the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre ...
And that same evening broadcasting throughout Yirrkala on Mulka TV
And here's a look at some (not quite all) of the work screened. This old Yolngu kid's song is included in a song book and CD the school made (I have to dig it up to give proper credits), sung by younger kids at the school. From what I could see everybody in Yirrkala knows this song! So it was a good one for the students to work with for animation. Click the 'read more' button at the end of thispost for a translation of the words.
As well as aiming to create a finished video to go with the Animal Song, the kids did a lot of experimenting with animation, which for the screening was collected and screened with some (banging!) electronic music created by some of the students. This is just a sample. Students experimented with capturing themselves performing dance moves and transformations into totem and other important animals/ plants (and in the case of one group even transforming into each other), and also with transforming colour and pattern of shapes like the butterflies you see here.
And Djayila, Guti and Pumpkin's animated definition of animation, with music by Djayila, was a very appropriate way to kick off the screening.