3-2 movie notes yonglu boy

3-2 movie notes yonglu boy - Anthropology 146 Culture &...

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Video Guide: Yolngu Boy Terms Baru Darwin – coastal city in northern Australia The Law Questions 1. Who is Baru? In what ways is Baru represented in this film? a. Totem and spirit anscestoric crocodile b. Would protect the boys throughout life 2. What does it mean that the boys are “one skin”? a. To become men together 3. Why are ceremonies important to young boys? a. Chosen to learn means you can be treated with knowledge . It’ll give you a place in society. Gives you power and respect. 4. What different types of authority do we see in this film? a. Baru who is “the old man” and spirit. Chooses boys to be of one skin. b. White people/cops c. Baru their crocodile god/totem 5. What is The Law? a. Know who you are and what you want. Follow teachings of baru. b. Laws of nation state and cops. 6. What cultural positions do each of the three boys represent, in terms of the status and condition of Aborigines in contemporary Australia? (think about cultural
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