David Booth

Westwind: Djalu’s Legacy, 2014
Documentary Film Project
Melbourne Film Festival

Westwind: Djalu’s Legacy 2014
Documentary Film Project

In August 2014 I traveled with Wally DeBacker (Gotye), Søren Solkær and film maker Ben Strunin to North East Arnhem Land. We were invited to meet and connect with Djalu Gurruwiwi and his family.  We spent time listening, exploring and learning as we traveled to a remote island – Rarragala, where Djalu shared with us the origins of his songlines. Djalu and his family are amazing people and were very open and willing to share their stories and feelings. Wally and I were adopted into the family and were totally humbled by the experience.
The collected documentation will be a feature film and book that will debut late next year (2015). I recently compiled a small reading list of recents reads about Indigenous Australians that I though I’d share here

I’ve got so much to share and think about and process – in the meantime  here are a small collection of Søren’s photos to start with. Paul Daley from The Guardian joined us on the journey – here is his article

West Wind premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival in 2017.