The Way of the Ngangkari

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2015 | Art & The Moving Image

DIRECTOR/ARTIST: Warwick Thornton

Don’t be afraid of the dark side.

Warwick had met Jedi in his hometown, from his own family. They’re called ‘Ngangkari’: chosen men and women who have the force to wield good and evil on an astral plane. With the power to heal (or to kill), the Ngangkari traverse the central desert, turning up wherever their spiritual services are needed.

The Way of the Ngangkari explores the stabilising energy of the medicine men and women in Warwick’s life. This Art and the Moving Image co-commission shows just how strong the force is in Thornton’s family.

Commissioned by ADL Film Fest Fund and Tarnanthi, Art Gallery of South Australia.

Image courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery