Ten canoes / Film Finance Corporation Australia presents a Fandango/Vertigo production, in association with South Australian Film Corporation, Adelaide Film Festival and SBS Independent
Film Finance Corporation Australia
Ten canoes tells the story of the people of the Arafura swamp, in their language, and is set a long time before the coming of the Balanda, as white people were known. Dayindi covets one of the wives of his older brother. To teach him the proper way, he is told a story from the mythical past, a story of wrong love, kidnapping, sorcery, bungling mayhem and revenge gone wrong.