Nothing Rhymes With Ngapartji


Nothing Rhymes with Ngapartji is a 56 minute documentary film made between 2009-2010 following the tour of the Ngapartji Ngapartji theatre show ‘back to country’ in Ernabella, SA.

Nothing Rhymes with Ngapartji, follows the journey of acclaimed Pitjantjatjara actor, Trevor Jamieson, as he returns to his traditional country to perform his hit theatre show – Ngapartji Ngapartji – to an all-Indigenous audience, in the remote Australian aboriginal community of Ernabella, South Australia.

Trevor has struggled to hold onto language and culture while living away from his traditional country. Ngapartji Ngapartji is a live theatre performance in two languages. But usually the audience is fluent in English not Pitjantjatjara. 2500km from the recent 5 weeks sell-out Sydney Festival season, against the magnificent backdrop of Australia’s central desert Trevor is preparing to face his toughest audience yet.

Nothing Rhymes with Ngapartji website.

2010 Alice Springs Premiere
2010 This is Not Art, Newcastle
2010 Finalist Best Biography ATOM Awards
2011 ABCTV Premiere
2011 Yosemite Film Festival – Winner El Capitan Award
2011 Ireland Film Festival
2011 Radar International Film Festival, Germany
2011 Reconciliation Week Delahey Screening
2011 Global Social Change Film Festival, Indonesia
2011 Docs Campus, NZ
2012 NITV Various screenings
2012 Regional Arts Australia Festival, Goolwa
2013 Fanatika Theatre Film Festival, India


Images: Doco team on the road to Ernabella, Alex Kelly. NRWN Poster Image, Elliat Rich

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