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Marungka Tjalatjunu (Dipped in Black) is a film and photographic project created by Yankunytjatjara artist Derik Lynch and Australian artist Matthew Thorne. The film explores in dream and memory, Derik’s childhood growing up in the heart of central Australia. The story follows his road trip from the oppression of white city life in Adelaide back to country, Aputula, to perform his own dance on sacred Inma ground, while memories from his youth return.

Inma is a traditional form of storytelling using the visual, verbal, and physical. It is how Anangu Tjukurpa (myths) have been passed down for over 60,000+ years from generation to generation.

Commissioned by the South Australian Film Corporation and Adelaide Film Festival.
To be premiered at the Adelaide Film Festival 2022.

Marungka Tjalatjunu (Dipped in Black) is a multi disciplinary film and photographic art project created by Yankunytjatjara artist Derik Lynch and Australian artist Matthew Thorne. The film explores (in dream and memory) Derik’s childhood growing up in the heart of central Australia, following his road trip from the oppression of white city life in Adelaide back to country – Aputula – to perform his own dance on sacred Inma ground, while memories from his youth return.

Inma is a traditional form of storytelling using the visual, verbal, and physical. It is how Anangu Tjukurpa (myths) have been passed down for over 60,000+ years from generation to generation.