Westwind: Djalu’s Legacy


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Westwind: Djalu’s Legacy

Didgeridoo master, keeper of an ancient dreaming, tribal elder: Djalu must pass on his sacred songlines. Are his sons ready? Djalu seeks a way forward - inspiring a custodian for the next generation by taking his music to the world.

Year: 2017

Duration: 86 minutes

Genre: Documentary

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Writer: Benjamin Pederick Ben Strunin Larry Gurruwiwi

Producer: Kate Pappas, Ben Pederick, Nick Batzias, Virginia Whitwel

Director: Ben Strunin

An ageing tribal elder, a didgeridoo master and custodian of an ancient dreaming has no-one to inherit his sacred and esoteric traditional songlines. His son’s are consumed by the modern world; one blinded by the light, the other by depression. Djalu seeks a way forward. The answer comes from an unlikely place. He sets out to make a film, a film that will take him to the world and in an emotional climax find a willing custodian for the next generation.