About this project
“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!”
With your help, we can help spread this time-less message of planetary care!
This campaign would help pay expenses for printing, promoting and distributing my new short eco-marine documentary, “We are Water Spirit”. This film was officially selected into the Nashville Film Festival out of 3,000 entries, and this will be the film's North American Premiere! With the upcoming events/festivals for this little film's launch, we’re doing this campaign under a record-breaking 12 days! Please consider being a "peaceful warrior" or "dreamtime" pledger to this film's success and dreamtime reality!
In “We are Water Spirit,” Australian Aboriginal Elder, Bunjalung Lewis Walker shares a time-less message of ocean conservation and our cultural heritage through The Dreaming. Created in Australia on a shoestring budget, 3 days, and borrowed equipment, Dove Joans captures intimate moments of “dreamtime”…
Journey with this Elder to hear the ocean, the wind, the birds, and the didgeridoo speak to us about the vital connections with our ancestors, both past and present.
His message is to inspire us in protecting what's truly important, our sacred Oceans!
Funds from this campaign will help pay for:
- Editing and reformatting the short eco-doc for this festival
- Creating promotional materials such as posters/postcards and displays
- Creating DVDs and Blu-rays for festival screenings
- Travel expenses - plane tickets to Nashville this month (April) to attend the Film-Com Conference as well as the Nashville Film Festival, car rental, and lodging.
- Entering the film into upcoming Festivals, including Toronto Independent Film Festival, Revelation Perth International Film Festival, and Artisan Festival International World Cinema Festival.
Please be a special ocean custodian by helping to spread this timely message to audiences worldwide!
A BIG heartfelt thank-you!!
“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.
Risks and challenges
Dove has a persevering spirit and thankfully, a sense of humor as well.
In finding ways to make something happen, she'll use her creative talents and practical thinking to find alternative routes or means, especially if presented with delays or setbacks. She naturally enjoys making dreams a reality, and helping people and animals along the way.
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