Time: August 5, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Downtown Independent
Street: 251 South Main Street
City/Town: Los Angeles
Website or Map: http://www.downtownindependen…
Event Type: premier
Organized By: Downtown Independent
Latest Activity: Jul 31, 2014
In the Northern Territory of Australia, the Aboriginal Galpu clan, led by didgeridoo master Djalu Gurruwiwi, struggles to maintain its ancestral traditions in the face of modern pressures. When the youth display little interest in the clan’s legacy and the impact of the nearby Rio Tinto mine begins to take its toll, the clan elders must fight to preserve their way of life and cultural identity.
"In Between Songs is a soulful journey into a faraway world that is filled with brilliant characters, tribal traditions and amazing music-- all of which is about to change forever with the crush of modern civilization. Josh Bell adeptly portrays both the beauty of what's to be lost, along with the pain of the inevitable."
The struggle to preserve and protect one's culture in a dizzying ever-changing world is the basis of Josh Bell’s insightful and freshly crafted film.
Doug Pray, director (Art & Copy, Surfwise)
With a diverse group of colorful characters you journey to meet a rich Australian
Aboriginal culture and witness its endangered existence close-up. The price paid with the processing of aluminum on the Aboriginal homeland is the poisoning and nowabandoning of its people. In Between Songs is a wake up call in the fight for saving cultures everywhere.
Andrew Davis, director (The Fugitive, The Guardian)
"Simply put, In Between Songs is an amazing documentary. It is a passionate film that illuminates a culture rarely captured on screen. The people and their stories (text removed) are rich and vibrant. The images are magnificent and the material is masterfully communicated."
"If we want to enact positive change in the world, you need to see this film."
James Cromwell (American Horror Story, Babe)