The Golden Cord, film by Hilary Furlong
THE GOLDEN CORD tells the story of a unique cross-cultural friendship.
Ten women artists from Utopia, a remote Aboriginal community in central Australia, were invited to Brahma Tirta Sari, a leading batik studio in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The Utopia women were already skilled batik artists. However, this visit enabled the practice of new techniques and the chance to prepare for a major exhibition.
In turn, their Javanese hosts, Agus Ismoyo and his US-born wife, Nia Fliam, came to the central Australian desert where the Utopia women showed them their country, the source of their physical sustenance and the meaning of their lives.
Runtime: 55 min
Produced In: Australia
Directed By: Hilary Furlong
Produced By: Hilary Furlong