Storytellers /Cultural Consultants/Production Consultants:
The Goolarabooloo Community, including : Senior Goolarabooloo Law Boss Joseph Roe,   Goolarabooloo Law Boss Phillip Roe, Margaret Cox, Keisha Roe, Goolarabooloo Law Boss Richard Hunter, Theresa Roe, Brian Councillor, Aggie Cox, Franz Hoogland, Terry Hunter, Juan McMahon, Jack Dimer
Narrator: Brian Councillor
Associate Producer : Fran Dobbie
Executive Producer : Levi Tamou
Director/Producer/Editor/Lead Animation, Artwork: Bernadette Trench-Thiedeman
Animators: Alesh Macak Curtis Moyes, Jefferson Skinner, Grant Osborne, 
Musicians: Stephen and Alan Pigram
Sound Designers : Oren Gerassi, Claire Deak, Bernadette Trench-Thiedeman
Assistant Sound Designer : Gabielle Norden
Cinematographers: WyldeClan - Luke and Sharna Campbell

Paddy Roe- the late Senior Goolarabooloo Custodian- won an order of Australia medal for initiating the Lurujarri Heritage Trail in 1988. His vision encompassed the Goolarabooloo tribe walking together with non-indigenous people along their Songline, learning about the Goolarabooloo way of life and spiritual connection to country.Today, the Goolarabooloo are still carrying out his vision, albeit the pressures of the resource industry.
This 28 minute animated documentary outlines the Goolarabooloo tribe’s recent history and rich cultural connection to country, using the nine day Lurujarri Heritage Trail as it’s main structural thread. The main narrator, a young Goolarabooloo tracker named Brian Councillor, guides the viewer along the Lurujarri Heritage Trail, introducing people and places. Stories are told by a number of Goolarabooloo people, young, old, male and female, and particular stories are told in specific places along the trail – correlating with the history or dreaming story of that place. Bugurregurre or Dreaming stories are accompanied by animated sequences, as are explanations of the Songcycle and its’ importance in transmitting cultural knowledge. The crucial role of  Paddy Roe and his remarkable legacy are highlighted along the way, as is the story of his spiritual connection to the coastal country.

It was through the Lurujarri Heritage Trail that Bernadette met the Goolarabooloo community in 2002, as hundreds of others have done in the past 25 years. In 2009 I returned to Broome to visit the Goolarabooloo again , and this documentary was the outcome of a conversation with the community there. Since then we have recorded oral stories, pored over scripts and storyboards over countless cups of tea. The creative team has grown over time to accomplish a rather large task, and to bring in expertise for specific components of the project.
The film received a $5000 grant from the Hamer Family Fund, and over a hundred people supported the project with online donations through two rounds of crowdfunding - one through Pozible. The majority of this film was self-funded and made possible by the generosity of creatives providing pro-bono work.

To be screened at local and international film festivals, broadcast TV, and most importantly to be distributed to the Goolarabooloo community. 

 The next step will be an online educational package to accompany the documentary.  Alongside this an audio archive for the community will utilize the many hours of oral recordings with the Goolarabooloo, including recordings of traditional language - a crucial element of this archive. 




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