07/10/2008 | by admin
Whaledreamers will be celebrating it’s world premiere at the Orpheum on September 17th at 7pm.
Watch the trailer here, and get the low-down on this fantastic new movie below…
Director and Writer: Kim Kindersley
Producers: Julian Lennon and Kim Kindersley
Narrator: Jack Thompson
At a time when our collective consciousness is focussed on issues pertaining to our indigenous ancestors and the fragile state of our environment, comes a powerful film, which unites four people from very different cultures. One a song man from a dispossessed aboriginal tribe, Bunna Lawrie; another, a filmmaker from a distant land, British director, Kim Kindersley; the third, musician and activist, Julian Lennon, and lastly acclaimed Australian actor and story teller, Jack Thompson.
Over fifteen years in the making, across five continents and oceans, WHALEDREAMERS is a personal odyssey for British filmmaker, Kim Kindersley in his quest to find his spiritual roots, while experiencing the extraordinary connection, both ancient and modern, between humanity and the cetaceans.
WHALEDREAMERS is the heartfelt story of the return of an aboriginal whale dreaming tribe from the edge of extinction and the equally, long journey of the whales, not only to survive the slaughter by man, but to engage the human race into waking up in time.
“Indigenous wisdom has never been more relevant for humanity than now.” – Julian Lennon
Genre: Feature Documentary
Duration: 85 Minutes
“Be inspired. Don’t miss out on this inspiring documentary that brings about a timely message of hope and opens our eyes… rich narrative… breathtaking images of the whale and dolphins… viewers are granted special access to the unique gathering that took place on that cliff-top… and are reminded of what it means for people to reconnect with their culture, the natural world and each other.”
ABC TV Sydney
A Must See film for all those who care about this planet… truly touched my core… wonderful… heartfelt… a powerful portrayal of how the events of September 11, global warming and… the ensuing war on terror are destroying us… [and] how powerful we are in making a difference”
Judy Garrecht, LIVING NOW Magazine
“Winner Best Film… A standing ovation greeted the jury’s decision… Great joy… high reverence… true energy… a must see.”
Rosana Golden, Founder – Monaco International Film Festival
“It is quite simple… this film needs to be seen… it needs to be experienced. I watched people cry, applaud, look dazed, be overwhelmed and some completely inspired… A roller-coaster journey with distinct messages about the plight of Earth and humanity. Fortunately it also offers hope… and not in Hollywood-style… but with clarity and heart.”
ABC RADIO, NSW Australia
“The film sent chills through the audience and shook them to their roots. We were honoured to begin our festival with such a powerful call from aboriginal elders to remember who we are, where we come from, what’s going on and where we need to go. The producers of the film sent this powerful message with superb writing, directing and cinematography. And the music is to die for. Toronto LOVED the film!”
-Johanna Kern, Executive and Artistic Director
Fantasy Worldwide Film Festival – Toronto