December 08, 2006

Ten Canoes wins awards

Aboriginal Tale Sweeps Australian Film AwardsAn Aboriginal fable of forbidden family lust, sorcery, kidnap and revenge dominated Australia's annual film awards, taking out best picture, despite being shot in a native language few understand.

Ten Canoes, Australia's first native-language feature film, picked up six Australian Film Institute awards on Thursday night—best picture, best original screenplay, best cinematography, best direction, best editing and best sound.

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