Westwind: Djalu’s Legacy

15th
7.15pm Fri

Indigenous Visions

Directed by BEN STRUNIN

NT PREMIERE

SPECIAL EVENT FEATURING LIVE PERFORMANCES AND PRESENTED BY DIRECTOR BEN STRUNIN AND YIDAKI MASTER DJALU GURRUWIWI

Djalu is an aging tribal elder, a yidaki master and custodian of an ancient dreaming. Feeling he has no-one to inherit his sacred and esoteric traditional songlines, Djalu seeks a solution.

He sets out to make a film, a film that will take him to the world and find a willing custodian for the next generation.

 

SPECIAL GUESTS

Djalu Gurruwiwi is a senior member of the Galpu clan of the Yolngu people, and an internationally renowned Yidaki maker and player.

Originally from Melbourne, Director Ben Strunin is now based primarily in London. He has travelled with and filmed Djalu for over five years. Ben Strunin will be available for a Directors Q&A on Sat 16 September, check Workshop program for details.

With special thanks to DIFF Partner Airnorth

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Yidaki – it’s been my whole life.
A good life.

Djalu Gurruwiwi
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Deckchair Cinema

2017ctc
Australia
90 mins
English
Documentary, Music
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