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.