Dust Echoes Series 1

Dust Echoes is a children's animated television and online series that brings to life four Indigenous Australian Dreamtime stories. These ancient stories, which originate in northern Australia, have been re-voiced and re-visioned by contemporary animators, musicians, artists, writers and actors. The result is a series of powerful musical animations that are authentically Indigenous Australian, but also infused with modern, youthful creativity and spirit. Augmenting the animation series are online educational materials for teachers and students, such as downloadable lesson plans and games. Ep 1 - The Wagalak Sisters The Wagalak Sisters are creation sisters. The sisters carry their power in their dilly bags. When they walk, they use the contents of their dilly bags to create the landscape. In their hands, the landscape that is created is beautiful and lush. Study Guide Ep 2 - The Be On one level, The Be is the simple story of a prankster whose corroboree - song and dance - helps him become part of a new family. On another level, The Be reminds us that humans and animals are connected and belong to a place. And that songs and dances help build and maintain the necessary relationships between humans, nature and country. Ep 3 - Namorrodor Namorrodor is a shooting star that transforms into a terrifying spirit creature that hunts for babies. It is known to eat their hearts. Two of this story's main messages are that babies should not sleep unprotected in the bush, and that meat should not be cooked on the fire at night. Ep 4 - Morning Star This story depicts the first death in the Dreamtime. It is the beginning of Mardiyhin - the life/death cycle - and shows part of a traditional funeral ceremony. The rising morning star signifies the cycle of life and the connection between people, animals, plants and the Universe.

This program is released for non theatrical use within educational, government and business organisations. Additional payments under a Screenrights licence are not required. Please contact us for Exhibition or Streaming Licences.

Production Year: 
2005
Duration: 
20 mins -4 x 5 mins
Series Episode
Standard $88
Schools $66
Home $66

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