Wo Die Grünen Ameisen Träumen

Wo Die Grünen Ameisen Träumen

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Director: Werner Herzog

Cast: Bruce Spence, Wandjuk Marika, Roy Marika

     
 

In a slightly padded but well-acted and relevant drama, an Australian mining company and a group of aboriginals go to court to settle a dispute over sacred land that the company wants to mine. When the Ayers Mining Company sets out to begin construction of its mine with bulldozers and earth-movers, the Aboriginals physically block the work because the site is exactly…  See more details below

Overview

In a slightly padded but well-acted and relevant drama, an Australian mining company and a group of aboriginals go to court to settle a dispute over sacred land that the company wants to mine. When the Ayers Mining Company sets out to begin construction of its mine with bulldozers and earth-movers, the Aboriginals physically block the work because the site is exactly where the green ants will gather to dream (a 40,000-year-old legend) and it cannot be disturbed. The company tries the usual means of getting their way -- through bribes and arguments -- but nothing budges the men who came to defend the land. Once in court, it is quickly apparent that tribal laws and customs and beliefs are very different than Western laws -- and how the issue will be resolved is sticky indeed.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/30/2006
UPC:
0844628010450
Original Release:
1984
Rating:
NR
Source:
Tango Entertainment
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:45:00

Special Features

Audio commentary by Werner Herzog; Theatrical trailer; Biography of Werner Herzog

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bruce Spence Lance Hackett
Wandjuk Marika Miliritbi
Roy Marika Dayipu
Ray Barrett Cole
Norman Kaye Baldwin Ferguson
Robert Brissenden Prof. Stanner
Christopher Cain Actor
Tim Cartwright RAAF Pilot
Anastasios Chatzidimpas Cook
Maria Chatzidimpas Mongoloid Girl
Paul Cox Mining Photographer
Paul Donazzan RAAF Pilot
Max Fairchild Police Officer
Michael Glynn Pilot
Susan Greaves Secretary
Noel Lyon Bailiff
Andrew Mack Protocol Officer
Michael Mandalis Mandalis
Dhungula I Marika Malila, "the Mute"
Trevor Orford Worker
Phillip Radke Chauffeur
Ricky Ronnie Strange Aborigine
Maria Stratford Peevish Woman
Marraru Wunungmurra Daisy Barunga
Ralph Cotterill Fletcher
Nicolas Lathouris Arnold
Basil Clarke Judge Blackburn
Ray Marshall Solicitor General Coulthard
Gary Williams Watson
Tony Llewellyn-Jones Fitzsimmons
Michael Edols Young attorney
Bob Ellis Supermarket manager
Hugh Keays-Byrne Mining executive
James Ricketson Philip Adams, the Mining Leader
Colleen Clifford Miss Strehlow

Technical Credits
Werner Herzog Director,Screenwriter
Ulrich Bergfelder Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Ernst Bloch Score Composer
Bob Ellis Screenwriter
Frances D. Hogan Costumes/Costume Designer
Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus Editor
Wandjuk Marika Score Composer
Brian Pearce Special Effects
Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein Cinematographer
Lucki Stipetic Producer
Klaus-Jochen Wiese Score Composer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Where the Green Ants Dream
1. Front Credits [4:40]
2. Benjamin Franklin [8:47]
3. Turn It Off [8:32]
4. A Cash Offer [10:45]
5. Getting Nowhere [8:18]
6. A Plane [8:36]
7. Magnetic Fields [8:54]
8. The Supreme Court [14:00]
9. The Judgement [11:59]
10. A Dream [11:53]

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