An ageing tribal elder, a didgeridoo master and custodian of an ancient dreaming has no-one to inherit his sacred and esoteric traditional songlines. His son’s are consumed by the modern world; one blinded by the light, the other by depression.
Djalu seeks a way forward. The answer comes from an unlikely place. He sets out to make a film, a film that will take him to the world and in an emotional climax find a willing custodian for the next generation.
Djalu is a valiant, cunning but ageing Aboriginal lawman. He is respected and feared in indigenous circles across ‘the top-end’. That’s because Djalu is a wise man. He is also the spiritual custodian of an ancient songline, that has preserved and enriched his tribal homeland, generation by generation since the birth of time.
But now Djalu faces a dilemma. The precious songline that he ‘sings’ on his didgeridoo is in danger of disappearing as younger generations (including Djalu’s own sons), are distracted by new technologies, pop music and the ways of the West. Djalu will do anything to save what must be sung to ensure the health of his country and the future survival of his people. Without it, everything perishes.
Djalu is a ‘lightning’ totem. He must do something fast. His health is failing and his energy must now all be concentrated on this alone. He must find someone to inherit his legacy.
Djalu’s plan shocks everyone. It will involve the making of a film, a trip to London hobnobbing with the glitterati of contemporary pop music. He will visit their world and they will visit his. Along the way Djalu steps outside the normal paradigms of indigenous story. He is the wise custodian but before our eyes also the international jetsetter and the flamboyant showman who charms his way across Europe.
The outcome of Djalu’s journey is equally surprising. When it seems that Djalu has lost the way or that he could even sell his precious legacy cheaply to outsiders, something happens - lightening strikes and Djalu proves himself as the wise old man that he always was.'
I found more information and another film clip on an old crowdfunding campaign.