Marungka Tjalatjunu (Dipped in Black) is a multi-disciplinary artwork created by Yankunytjatjara artist Derik Lynch and Australian artist Matthew Thorne. The film follows Derik’s road trip from the oppression of white city life in Adelaide back to country – Aputula – to perform on sacred Inma ground, while memories from his youth growing up on country return. Inma is a traditional form of storytelling using the visual, verbal, and physical. It is how Anangu Tjukurpa (myths) have been passed down for over 60,000+ years. The film had its international premiere at Berlinale 2023 where it won the Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film) and the Teddy Queer Film Award for Best Short Film.
PRODUCER: Matthew Thorne (SA), Patrick Graham (SA), Duncan Graham (SA), Corey Gray, Cameron Gray, Justin Kurzel
DIRECTOR: Matthew Thorne (SA), Derik Lynch (SA)
WRITER: Derik Lynch (SA), Matthew Thorne (SA)