The four most important - sacred - things in the life of indigenous Peoples include land, air, water and sun. Connectedness to these brings life force to the Peoples. Removing any of these, or removing Indigenous Peoples from any one of these, is certain death, as it is for non-Indigenous Peoples. People of the oldest living culture in the world, the Australian Aborigines, call this connectedness, Kanyini, the Pitjantjatjara word that means interconnectedness; to care for, to support, to nature, and to protect. (See filmmaker, Melanie Hogan's Kanyini movie trailer above) "We all have one mother... You and me, that makes us brothers and sisters," says Uncle Bob in Kanyini.
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Bob Randall: "KANYINI" interview
The Movie Show Online interviewed Bob RANDALL & Melanie HOGAN.
Australian documentary KANYINI, is the collaborative creation of Director, Melanie HOGAN and Aboriginal elder, Bob RANDALL. Told in monologue and featuring the music of David PAGE, Kanyini takes us on a lyrical, metaphysical journey into the world of Bob RANDALL - community leader, activist, writer, Indigenous Person of the Year (1999) and a survivor of the stolen generation.
Bob Randall, is an Yankunytjatjara Elder and a traditional owner of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Bob is one of the stolen generation of the Aboriginal people, taken from his family at the age of seven. Throughout his life Bob has worked as teacher and leader for Aboriginal land rights, education, community development and cultural awareness. For more, check out www.globalonenessproject.org
The Land Owns Us
Bob Randall, a Yankunytjatjara elder and traditional owner of Uluru (Ayer's Rock), explains how the connectedness of every living thing to every other living thing is not just an idea but a way of living. This way includes all beings as part of a vast family and calls us to be responsible for this family and care for the land with unconditional love and responsibility.