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The Resource Bush mechanics : the series

Bush mechanics : the series

Label
Bush mechanics : the series
Title
Bush mechanics
Title remainder
the series
Contributor
Actor
Cinematographer
Director
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This off-beat series follows the exploits of the Bush mechanics, a group of engaging Aboriginal characters who travel through central Australia. In each episode, the Bush Mechanics who come from the remote Warlpiri community of Yuendumu are presented with a new set of challenges - catching a car thief, getting a nephew out of jail, racing to an outback rock concert and travelling thousands of miles to gather pearl shells for a rainmaking ceremony. As they travel through the desert in their clapped-out vehicles, they solve multiple car problems with wacky and inventive bush repair techniques. Featured characters include Jack Jakamarra, an Aboriginal elder who introduces the episodes with recollections of his first strange encounters with white people and their ways, and Jupurrula, the magic mechanic who appears out of nowhere to help the Bush mechanics when they get into real car trouble. A blend of documentary and drama, each of the four episodes illuminates a particular aspect of Warlpiri life from gathering bush tucker and living in a humpy to football and rock and roll. Combining adventure, magic realism and a distinctive brand of indigenous humour, the series provides a unique insight into both contemporary and traditional Aboriginal culture. A Film Australia National Interest Program in association with Warlpiri Media Association Inc. Produced with the assistance of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Executive Producer: Stefan Moore. Producer: Jeni McMahon. Director: David Batty (Director), Francis Jupurrula Kelly (Co-Director). Writer: David Batty. DOP/Cinematographer: David Batty. Principal Cast: Steven Jupurrula Morton, Errol Jupurrula Nelson, Simeon Jupurrula Ross, Junior Jupurrula Wilson, Randall Jupurrula Wilson
Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 2001
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Moore, Stefan
  • McMahon, Jeni
  • Batty, David
  • Kelly, Francis Jupurrula
  • Batty, David
  • Morton, Steven Jupurrula
  • Nelson, Errol Jupurrula
  • Ross, Simeon Jupurrula
  • Wilson, Junior Jupurrula
  • Wilson, Junior Randall
Runtime
104
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Warlpiri (Australian people)
  • Wilderness survival
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Bush mechanics : the series
Link
http://kanopy.com/node/90467
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 104 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to cardholders of participating libraries only
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1090466
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1090466
  • (OCoLC)897770107
  • 1149251
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Bush mechanics : the series
Link
http://kanopy.com/node/90467
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 104 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to cardholders of participating libraries only
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1090466
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1090466
  • (OCoLC)897770107
  • 1149251
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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