The Australian Aboriginal culture is a rich and diverse one, with numerous tribes inhabiting the continent long before the arrival of Europeans. However, is this culture endangered? Can we assume that the Aboriginal people are doomed to extinction? This documentary seeks to answer these questions while providing an in-depth look into this fascinating culture.
The elder of the community will take us through some of their rituals, including contact with what they call the “parallel world”. This world includes gods, spirits and humans which coexist together in harmony. We will also get a chance to learn about the digeridu, a traditional musical instrument that is made by hand by aboriginal musicians – you will be amazed by the complex technique used to create its distinctive sound.
We will explore Ubi Rock cave paintings which act as totems and representations of their spiritual beliefs, as well as how they continue to produce these dream-like symbols today. You’ll have the opportunity to join them in making boomerangs and partaking in a feast when a giant turtle has been caught for dinner. Unfortunately, you’ll also get to witness the more heartbreaking side of life: Aboriginal reserves where it appears there is no escape from extinction.
This documentary is both informative and captivating; viewers are invited to embark on this incredible journey with open eyes and open hearts – if you want an authentic experience of Australia’s ancient culture then don’t miss out!