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Daalga Nginundi Wajarr
Sing your Country

A still image captured from Daalga Nginundi Wajaarr Sing Your Country

Country’s story is already written. We Gumbaynggirr people are just the vessels for this story. We share this story of how the land, sea, sky, and languages were made in the hopes that you may respect it for future generations to come – just as we always have.

Informed by Yuludarla’s journey from north to south, explore miirlarl, culture and history, through song and cinema. A celebration of language and its revival, all people are invited to learn the story of this place. Diving in and out of the past and the present, the film brings a Gumbaynggirr perspective to sacred places, protocol and people from deep time to now. Exploring untold histories of Country; her triumphs and her sorrows, and the dialogue Gumbaynggirr people have with her every day.

Daalga Nginundi Wajaarr Sing Your Country was created by Alison Page and Nik Lachajczak of ZAKPAGE, award winning storytellers who work at the convergence of film, sculpture, design and architecture. The score is a re-working of traditional songs by Gumbaynggirr artist Birrugan Dunn-Velasco using modern instrumentation and sounds from Country.

This artwork is dedicated to the Gumbaynggirr people; it is their ancestral lands upon which we live and work; they who were so generous with their cultural knowledge and lore in the making of this film.

CAST

Garbi Scene

Aunty Debbie Dootson

Uncle Milton Duroux

Aunty Noeline Dootson

Matthew Dootson

Lauren Dootson

Tony Dootson

Te-Raya Dootson

 Rakete Harlo Dootson

Amos Dootson

Garlimbirla Scene

Aunty Sue Hoskins

Elijah Hart

Gambalamam

Uncle Cecil Briggs

Robert Briggs

Darruy Robert Briggs

Yurruunga

Uncle Ray Kelly

Sarah Kelly

Birrugan Dunn-Velasco

Christian Lugnan

Dean Thomas Kelly

Ngambaga

Uncle Martin Ballangarry

Uncle Gary Williams

Uncle Micklo Jarrett

Aunty Pauline Hooler

Aunty Colleen Flanders

Aunty Phillipa Williams

Aunty Adrica Jarrett

Aunty Jenny Ballangarry

Pharrell Trapman

Maliyan Blair

Dancers

Uncle Ray Buchanan

Dennis Milgate

Extras

Denzel Donovan

Halle-Rose Hart

CREW

CO-WRITER / CO-DIRECTOR

Alison Page

Nik Lachajczak

PRODUCER

Alison Page

MUSIC COMPOSER / STORY CONSULTANT

Birrugan Dunn-Velasco

DOP / DRONE

Nik Lachajczak

DRONE

Adam Cross

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Birrugan Dunn-Velasco

Billy White

Lauren Broad

GRIP

Simon Tait

GAFFER

Keiran James

DIVER

Bryce Moody

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Simon Tait

Alison Page

Nik Lachajczak

COSTUME DESIGN

Sandy Bonney

EDITOR

Nik Lachajczak

SOUND DESIGN

Nik Lachajczak

COMPOSER + PERFORMER

Birrugan Dunn-Velasco

PERFORMANCES BY

Sarah Kelly

Ray Kelly

Uncle Tiger Buchanan

Nathan Brennan

Alison Page

Poppy McGilvray

Emily Mitchell