Westwind: Djalu's Legacy
Friday 3 November @ 6.00pm | Arc Cinema| $16/13
2017 | CTC | 87 mins| Australia | D: Ben Strunin
It is a privilege getting to know the film’s protagonist Djalu Gurruwiwi - a senior Yolngu elder and master Yidaki (didgeridoo) player. Djalu is a custodian of his people’s ancient Songlines and time is running out for him to pass on his knowledge. Director Ben Strunin spent more than five years documenting Djalu’s urgent search to find a leader amongst the next generation. When pop-star Gotye travels to Arnhem Land to learn music from Djalu, a lifelong connection is made. With a shared passion for music, Gotye’s involvement triggers a reawakening in Djalu’s son, also a masterful musician. The film reveals an important intergenerational journey to keep culture strong and is a celebration of music and the joyous synergy between contemporary and traditional worlds.
Preceded by BROTHERS IN ALMS (6 mins)
WESTWIND – TRAILER (youtube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv0C72F4nlQ