Emmy nomination for “Outstanding New Approaches: Documentary” category
Virtual reality screening
French première in co-production with La Comète
Collisions, directed by artist/filmmaker Lynette Wallworth, is a virtual reality journey to the homeland of indigenous elder Nyarri Morgan and the Martu tribe in the remote Western Australian Pilbara desert. The Martu lived largely untouched by Western culture until the 1960’s.
Nyarri's first contact with western culture came in the 1950's via a dramatic collision between his traditional world view and the cutting edge of Western science and technology when he witnessed firsthand and with no context, an atomic test.
Nyarri offers us a view to what he saw and, reflecting on this extraordinary event, shares his perspective on the Martu way to care for the planet. COLLISIONS focuses on the needs of future generations as we dive head‐long into the fourth industrial revolution.
Through the use of the world’s most immersive technology in combination with Wallworth’s world‐class storytelling, the audience of Collisions is invited to experience an alternative understanding of long‐term decision making via one of the world’s oldest cultures. It highlights our inability to imagine the possible unintended consequences of our actions — provoking thought around the environment and the sustainable use of the world’s resources with a view to the generations to come.
Collisions is a story we urgently need to hear as we struggle to develop a meaningful response to the human‐induced climate change of our shared planet.
THE SCREENINGS WILL BE COMPLETED BY A PANEL MEETING AFTER THE SCREENING OF « THE BOMB » SATURDAY OCTOBeR 7TH -10:00 PM – THÉÂTRE COMÈTE
DIRECTOR: LYNETTE WALLWORTH
Writer, Director Lynette Wallworth
Cinematography Patrick Meegan
Editor Karryn de Cinque
Visual Effects WhiskeyTree, Jossie Malis, Alex Cherney
Featuring Nyarri Nyarri Morgan, Curtis Taylor
Story-telling (French version) Anne Alvaro, Patrick Pineau
Sound Liam Egan, Tom Myers, Skywalker Sound
Source Nicole Newnham, Lynette Wallworth