Co-Producer: David Blake
Species: Homo conscious
When I was with Whale of a Time at the Big Green Gathering I found out that a film about Whales was to be screened on the 2nd August at 9 pm. I was excited to watch the film and went on a mission across to the other side of the field. After hours of searching, meeting new friends and amazed by the sheer size of the site of the festival, I finally found the GAMA cinema and sat down with the friends.
A lady sitting next to us gave us a paper by The Gap about the film being screened. As I read "Julian Lennon Film Premieres at BGG" I was wondering if it was John Lennon's son. The hand-out continued "Before John Lennon died, he told his son Julian, "If I ever leave, look out for the white feather." When some years later, on a trip to South Australia, a member of the Mirning Aboriginal tribe gave him a white feather, Julian saw it as a sign. He had travelled to meet with old friend Kim Kindersley, who was documenting indigenous people's connections with whales and dolphins. Julian agreed to finance the documentary and Whaledreamers was born.
Kim was inspired to explore relations between whales and dolphins and indigenous people when he jouneyed to Dingle Bay, Ireland to trace his ancestral roots and met a dolphin named Fungi. Kim then left his career as an actor behind and went off to travel the world, researching the subject. Whaledreamers will be released in West End cinemas in London sometime in the Autumn."
Ten years in the making, this full-length "eco-feature" documentary is an experiential film for our times. It is a story of Dreaming and interwoven Dreams… taking us on a deep global journey into a forgotten magic that connects us all.
The wisdom of Indigenous Elders from around the world permeate the film, offering up the all too familiar warnings of where humanity seems to be going… but it also reflects back to us that we collectively can also come back from the edge of extinction… it is not too late. People around the world are waking up.
For the first time on film Aboriginal Whale Calling ceremonies are shared.
WhaleDreamers is an invitation for us all to come back to the Fire... the Dreaming... and the Natural World.
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