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 Post subject: Why is no one listening ?
PostPosted: 08.09.2011, 21:49 
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Hi all,

"Why is no one listening ?" documents Djalu Gurruwiwi as he fights for the future of his family and his community.
Alcoholism and drug abuse run rampant, while a ravenous bauxite mining company continues to swallow up sacred land and precious resources.

Joshua Bell, the film director, asks for Balanda didjeridu-players to participate to the bonus section by answering to the following little questionnaire.
This would give a rough overlook of how the didjeridu has spread throughout the whole world.

Some friends and I have been participating and it was both very interesting and fun !
Besides the fact that this gives a helping hand for a "good cause" and that you'd figure in the DVD.

I forward Joshua's message bellow :

"Why Is No One Listening" wants to hear your voice and thoughts!

We understand that the sound of the didjeridu (mandapul/y*d*k*) has touched each and every one of you. Many of you have personally reached out to us expressing how much the instrument and Aboriginal culture has affected you. Well, we are looking to include your voices in our forthcoming documentary.

Here is more info about the documentary:

What we are looking for is for you to record (audio only) your experiences, reactions and feelings to the below questions. The more genuine, personal and heartfelt these reactions are, the better.

- Please try and record your responses in a quiet, noise-free space.
- record audio as .wav or .aif file format in 16 or 24 bit format. Mp3 is okay but much less desirable.
- looking to hear your voice, rather than your playing.
- please keep your responses to less than 3-5 minutes, if possible.
- don't forget to send/include (in writing) your full name and contact info for credit in the documentary.

Questions to respond to "on tape":
- What is your name?
- How old are you?
- Where are you from?
- What do you do for work? Basically, a little background.
- How did you discover/find the didjeridu (mandapul/y*d*k*)?
- What year? Where were you when you first saw/heard/played the didjeridu (mandapul/y*d*k*)?
- How long have you been playing?
- How has the didjeridu (mandapul/y*d*k*) changed your life?
- Who is Djalu Gurruwiwi to you? (if you don't know, that's okay)
- What does Yolngu culture mean to you?
- Are you aware of what's happening to Aboriginal culture presently?
- Have you spent any time with Aboriginal persons? Djalu himself?
- What was that/were those experience(s) like?
- Any unique story's you would like to share?
- Anything else you would like to say/express?

These questions are just guidelines. Feel free to expand your responses and elaborate as there are no wrong answers.

As these files may be big, please use YouSendIt to send the files. It's free for up to 50 MB: ... SignUp_txt

Send to joshua(at)

*If less than 8 MB, you can also send directly to my email.

Looking forward to hearing your contributions. >>> Josh


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