Luku Ngarra: Documentary Post Production

Filmed over 7 years in Northeast Arnhem Land, Luku Ngarra - The Law of the Land is a powerful  and intimate journey into the world of the Yolngu First Nations of Australia.

At its centre is a remarkable man, Rev. Dr Djiniyini Gondarra, who has been a tireless beacon for freedom and justice for Indigenous
Australians for the last 40 years, as well as a highly respected clan leader, traditional lawman and spiritual leader. 

The film will deeply challenge audiences' understanding of traditional Yolngu Law, the crisis currently facing remote Aboriginal
communities today, and offer a better way forward that upholds the dignity, respect and sovereignty of the oldest living culture in the

It offers viewers a fascinating exploration of traditional Yolngu culture and law, and how it is completely at odds with the dominant
mainstream paradigm. By opening big questions that require a humanitarian response, audiences will be compelled to question their
own world and the views that come with it. 

The film is a timely vehicle of wisdom from one of Australia's most respected Indigenous Elders, that addresses the challenges of our times with soul and compassion.

Its director, Sinem Saban (Our Generation Media ), has been closely interwoven with the Yolngu of Northeast Arnhem Land for more than 20 years, and directed the award-winning and groundbreaking documentary on Aboriginal rights - Our Generation (2010). 

The Luku Ngarra project is entirely independent, and is now at post-production stage, for which it is seeking funds for completion.

Once the sufficient funds have been raised, the film will be passed onto the award-winning editor Tania Nehme (10 Canoes, Charlies
Country, My Name is Gulpilil
) for the fine cut edit, and then color grade and sound master.

We welcome any contribution you can make to this important film.

We also accept tax deductible donations through Documentary Australia Foundation.

If you feel moved, please share this fundraising campaign far and wide.

If all goes well, we will have a September 2022 launch at the Darwin Festival and then start screenings across the country.

With our sincere gratitude for your support,

Sinem Saban, Director /  Producer and
Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra, Producer

'Dr Gondarra gently places audiences in their heart space, and without divisiveness, has an incredible way of shedding light on things that are gravely unjust, not only for Indigenous Australians, but all humanity.'  - Director Sinem Saban


1. Fine Cut edit with Tania Nehme 

2. Color Grade

3. Sound Master,

5. Licensing of Music and Archives,

5. Education Package (made free for all teachers to use the film in schools)

To find out more about the film, please visit the website:


Sinem Saban
Billinudgel NSW

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