found in whale dreamtime, by Greg Tingle - October
found Whaledreamers to be a powerful, thought
provoking and relevant film.
Julian Lennon, Jack Thompson and Bunna Lawrie,
its indigenous and environmental messages were
presented without hype and without preaching.
And there were just enough celebrities to give
the film mainstream appeal.
by Kim Kindersley, Whaledreamers explores the
intricate connections that link humans to nature,
themes that permeate indigenous thinking and spirituality.
Everything and everyone is connected.
as people communicate with their pets, Whaledreamers
makes the case that some indigenous people have
the power to communicate with whales.
film is not a technical masterpiece but it does
deliver a powerful message: we really need to
listen to the traditional caretakers of this land.
While it is not a sermon, the film invites the
viewer to consider whether the Mirning tribe and
the whales could teach us a thing or two about
living on this planet.
highlight of the film for me was when the elders
called out to the whales, and they emerged from
an age of environmental degradation and threats
posed by climate change, the film offers hope,
and the world owes Lennon and Kindersley gratitude
for this magnificent effort.
this film. It just might change your perspective.
headlines the Greenfest Film Festival in Brisbane
from October 10 - 12.
more information go to www.whaledreamers.com
to appear at Greenfest,
Brisbane, Australia - October 2008
– Calling All Who Care for the Planet
(courtesy Positive News UK)
Whaledreamers, a Julian Lennon production, winner
of 8 international awards at film festivals around
the world, was shown at a special preview screening
at Millers Academy, Notting Hill, London, prior
to its UK release later this year.
The film is a personal odyssey for director, Kim
Kindersley, who explained that the film was over
10 years in the making. With breathtaking cinematography,
the story follows the Aboriginal tribe of the
Mirning on a powerful journey, assisted by indigenous
elders from around the world, to reconnect with
their Sacred Earth and their spirit animals, the
A truly thought provoking film with a deep message
of peace and transformation, it is a rallying
call for humanity to widen its circle of compassion
to embrace all living beings and the Earth itself.
In one of the many powerful moments Julian Lennon
is presented by the Tribal Elders with a white
feather. It is revealed that his father, John
Lennon, said to him, shortly before he died: “'If
anything ever happens to me look for a white feather
and you'll now I'm there, looking out for you.”
The film had a strong emotional effect on the
audience calling us to action. Over 125 global
climate awareness websites have reported contact
and commitment from those who have seen the film
at previews around the world.
Caroline Whittle, POSITIVE NEWS UK
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
at work in our untapped senses… thoughtful…
one that anyone with an interest in the environment
and a strong respect for the balance of nature
should consider… deep and gentle…"
Doug Anderson SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
Best Film... A standing ovation greeted the jury's
decision... Great joy... high reverence... true
energy... a must see."
Rosana Golden, Founder - Monaco International
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
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
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
ABC TV Sydney
and the environment
Media Man Australia public thank you to Kim Kindersley
and Julian Lennon