On a picnic in the West Macdonnells these tjitji mankurpa (three kids) were showing how clever they were with the 'head, shoulders knees and toes' song in Pitjantjatjara. We thought we'd make it into a little movie to help you learn the song as well
Mikailah came up with this movie when we went to do some filming up the hill behind Pukatja store. She was inspired by seeing all the car wrecks at sunset. She gave everyone their instructions and we were off and filming, hurrying before the sun went down. Dialogue was totally freeform, and spoken at a completely normal speed for these creative young kungka tjuta.
MJ, Julie, Elton, Jennifer, Conway, Kazaliah, Melissa, Amber, Tom and Batesy went for a picnic in a river bed west of Alice Springs. MJ, Julie and Tom cooked the malu wipu, then back in Alice Julie recorded the voiceover with Batesy.
After the show Ngapartji Ngapartji show in Alice Springs in June 2006 we went on a ladies only picnic down south of Alice Springs. Lots of roo tails and chops were eaten and songs sung. Jennifer Mitchell told this story of two white boys getting lost in the desert at Maralinga.
Wanyima and Mervin recorded this song in Garage Band at Pukatja School's music studio, and we filmed the video clip in the river bed, straight after filming Kungka Kutju. We picked up Nathaniel after his circus practice, found a kapi (water) bladder in the toyota and shot the video. After the shoot Nathaniel showed off some of his great somersault tricks in the river.