WHY A SEQUEL TO WESTWIND: DJALU’S LEGACY?
The first documentary ‘Westwind: Djalu’s Legacy’ saw Djalu Gurruwiwi as he toured the world, sharing Galpu songlines with captive audiences, and returning home to hand down custodianship of ancient songlines to his son Larry. Larry had just recently recovered from debilitating depression and with his family’s support and the encouragement of the music community, Larry has became a confident musician in his own right. Westwind was Djalu’s story, and now it is Larry’s turn to be the focus. This film has major themes of joy, anticipation and excitement as we celebrate music, tradition and recovery with Larry and his brothers Jason and Vernon as they tour Europe, just like their father has done.
Part of the reason Djalu would tour was to inspire the younger generations of his tribe. He wanted to show younger Yolngu that overseas, their culture is revered and listened to in a way that it often isn’t acknowledged in Australia. Djalu has set a mission for Larry to travel the world, to rise and shine like the "Banumbirr" (aka the Morning Star) and show this knowledge to Balanda (non-Indigenous people) everywhere.
WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT FOR LARRY TO SHARE HIS CLAN’S SONGLINES WITH THE WORLD?
Galpu songlines are over 60,000 years old, the historical importance of them is undeniable and they need to be shared with audiences far and wide. It is of real importance to Larry to continue in his father’s mission to teach the younger generations that their culture is revered across the world, and to be proud of their rich traditions.
For decades, Yolngu youth have been influenced by the Western world and traditional knowledge is at risk of being lost in a sea of technology. By Larry and his brothers travelling the world they can share the songlines with Balanda (non indigenous people), and come home to share tales of how their traditions are respected by other cultures. This will create pride in the community to ensure the ancient knowledge lives for another generation.
WHAT WILL CROWDFUNDING PAY FOR?
Travel expenses for Larry Gurruwiwi & Malarwurr and a small, dedicated team to document their journey
Post production (editing, sound, music, animation and more)
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