Dipped in Black follows Yankunytjatjara man Derik Lynch’s road trip back to the Country for spiritual healing as memories from his childhood return. A journey from the oppression of white city life in Adelaide back home to his remote Anangu Community (Aputula) to perform on sacred Inma ground. Inma is a traditional form of storytelling using the visual, verbal, and physical. It is how Anangu Tjukurpa (story connected to country/dreaming/myth/lore) has been passed down for over 60,000 years from generation to generation.
The film director and photographer was born in Adelaide, Australia, in 1993. Before making Marungka tjalatjunu, he created short films, including The Sand That Ate The Sea, about the Australian opal-mining town of Andamooka and Gaib, an essay film about spirituality and death. His artistic work has been presented in several solo exhibitions in Australia. He currently lives between Berlin, Athens, and Australia.
Born in Alice Springs, Australia in 1986, he is an initiated Yankunytjatjara man. He studied at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music at the University of Adelaide. Since 2008, he has been a performer and/or cultural adviser on numerous productions in Australia and around the world. He currently lives and works as an artist and educator in Adelaide.