'Ten Canoes' AFI win to boost local NT film industry from ABC Online
The Northern Territory's Film Office says the best film gong for Ten Canoes at the Australian Film Institute (AFI) awards will do great things for the local movie industry.
The feature film is set in north-east Arnhem land and its entire cast is from the community of Raminginingn.
It was directed by Adelaide-based Rolf de Heer and co-directed by Peter Djigirr.
Film Office spokeswoman Penelope McDonald says it shows the public is interested in Aboriginal history.
"I think augurs very well for the Territory's stories that the Film Office is working to get hold [of] - with such a big Indigenous population here, it's a real turn of the tide in terms of interest," she said.
"If you tried to make something like this 10 or 20 years ago it wouldn't have the same interest."
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