"Out of Australian dreamtime, a modern day Aboriginal Elder shares ancient stories of who we really are...
Journey with Bunjalung Lewis Walker as we remember our vital connections to dolphins and whales, and become better ocean custodians for the 21st century!”
Created in Australia on a shoestring budget, 3 days, and borrowed equipment, Dove Joans captures intimate moments of “dreamtime”…
“Dreamtime” ~ The Dreaming of the Aboriginal ~
Traditional Australian indigenous peoples embrace all phenomena and life as part of a vast and complex system-network of relationships that can be traced directly back to the ancestral Spirit Beings of The Dreaming. This structure of relations has the result of maintaining the biological diversity of the indigenous environments.
They believe that every person essentially exists eternally in The Dreaming.
In the Aboriginal worldview, every event leaves a record in the land. Everything in the natural world is a result of the past, present and future actions that are continuously creating the world. The Dreaming establishes the structures of society, rules for social behavior, and the ceremonies performed to ensure continuity of life and land. The condition that is The Dreaming is met when people live according to law, and live the lore: perpetuating initiations and Dreaming transmissions or lineages, singing the songs, dancing the dances, telling the stories, and painting the songlines.
By sharing this time-less message of ocean conservation and our cultural heritage with friends, family and our communities, we can help make "dreamtime a reality" and protect our sacred oceans!
The short documentary was a "Finalist" in the Flickerfest's Byron All Shorts in 2013, and "Officially Selected" out of 2,000 entries for the Nashville Film Festival, 2013.