Los Angeles based documentary film maker Joshua Bell is raising funds on Kickstarter to help complete his latest project “Why is No One Listening” which focuses on Djalu Gurruwiwi and his community. For those who may not know, Djalu is an Australian Aboriginal elder, leader of the Galpu clan, and world-renowned didjeridu master, as he fights for the future of his family and his community. Alcoholism and drug abuse run rampant, while a ravenous bauxite mining company continues to swallow up sacred land and precious resources. Armed with his yirdaki (didjeridu), and a mixture of Aboriginal spirituality and adopted Christianity, Djalu struggles to maintain his culture and traditions within the tiny mining community of Nhulunbuy in the Northern Territory.
The future of Djalu’s Galpu clan remains uncertain. Despite Djalu’s intentions to preserve tradition, his open heart, and his willingness to speak to the Western world are frowned upon by other clan leaders. Without a clear successor to his leadership, Djalu, in his eighties, is uncertain as to who will carry on his legacy and sacred knowledge of traditional didjeridu.
We here at LA Outback encourage everyone to check the campaign, and if possible, donate to this worthy cause.
To learn more about the film “Why Is No One Listening” and ways to support it’s production, visit the following links.
The link to the Kickstarter page: http://kck.st/dGofiL
Facebook Page for for the film: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Why-Is-No-One-Listening-A-Documentary-Film/135857729817652?sk=info
Joshua’s Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/rabjab
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