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2016 Film Festival

Marumpu Wangka – Kukatja Hand Talk

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18th 2016

2:55 PM – SIGNS

4:15 PM Marumpu Wangka: Kukatja Hand Talk, dir. William Lempert (8 mins)

Screenings are followed by Q&A with William Lempert

LOCATION: Minneapolis Convention Center, Auditorium 2

Five women elders in the remote community of Balgo in the Great Sandy Desert of Western Australia demonstrate and translate marumpu wangka (hand signs), which are not only a way of communicating information, but also serve as full-bodied ways of expressing nuance, humor, and personality.

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