Meet the Mulka Man, Adnyamathanha Elder Roy Coulthard, the last wood carver of the Flinders Ranges, keeping culture alive by passing on his knowledge to the next generation. With time against him, Uncle Roy is determined to see his tradition live on. From the rich ochre sands outside Port Augusta in search of the perfect Mulka tree to a fire-lit camp backdropped by the stunning Flinders Ranges, Uncle Roy passes his expert carving knowledge to the next generation. But to do so, he must bravely cross traditional conventions and gender lines, teaching women the art of Mulka wood carving in order to keep Adnyamathanha culture alive. The project was funded by the Port Augusta City through the Regional Arts Fund and Country Arts SA and the South Australian Film Corporation grants for an Aboriginal screen initiative, with additional support from the Australia Council for the Arts through Change Media’s What Privilege initiative 2019.
DIRECTOR: Marika Davies (SA), JOHANIS LYONS-REID (SA)
WRITER: Marika Davies (SA), PIRI EDDY (SA), JOHANIS LYONS-REID (SA), CARL KUDDELL (SA), Steven Fatt-Lang (SA), Paul Tanner (SA), Lyall Campbell-Ware (SA), Bonita Leahy (SA), Bessy-May Taylor-Haseldine (SA), Denise Champion (SA), Donny McKenzie (SA), Roxanne Lawrie (SA)
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Marika Davies (SA)
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