“It’s impossible to do justice to the power, both visual and cultural, of this film.”
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For decades after colonisation, scientists dug up many of Australia’s Indigenous burial sites in order to collect human remains for museums and collections around the world. Jacob Nayinggul, an elder from the remote Arnhem Land settlement of Gunbalanya, believes that the spirits of his ancestors were disturbed by these thefts. With remarkable insight and cinematic flair, Etched in Bone chronicles Nayinggul’s tireless, decades-long effort to have the bones of his ancestors repatriated to their rightful resting place, and lays bare the conflict between scientific and traditional forms of knowledge.

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