Do you like stories? This is a story within a story. An Aboriginal story told from one generation to the other in order to teach a lesson. The young man is called out to examine his actions, look back at the past and see how it can apply to his life today. The story includes, the dangers of adultery, the bonds of family, the power of suggestion, sorcery’s grip and the benefits of following tribal law.
Although we might not be able to relate to all of these realities, they play a significant role in Ten Canoes. This movie gives insight into cultural history, worldview and humanity. It’s more than just a good story.