Dust Echoes Series 2
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 Mimis This is the time of the day when the Mimis come out of their underworld, out from under the earth and the hills to prepare the land for the next day. A young boy, eager to go hunting leaves his camp but his expedition is cut short when he comes across the Mimi spirits and begins following them. Does the boy realise that he has left behind a family that desperately wishes to find him?
Ep 2 - The Curse While her baby grandson sleeps, an old woman nurses her sick son, who has been cursed by a witchdoctor. The witchdoctor summons the spirit of Namorrodor to spread the curse - via the baby. Using magic, the old woman exorcises the baby and then defeats the witchdoctor.
Ep 3 - The Whirlpool The freshwater and saltwater people of Arnhem Land battle over a freshwater woman. A chase ensues, and in a sacred section of river the freshwater people know that they must be silent and respectful - but the saltwater people do not. The saltwater people's disrespect conjures giant serpent. Ep 4 - Bat and Butterfly In a misguided search for affection, a ruthless hunter abducts a caring young woman from her tribe. After several days, the young woman finally escapes by transforming into a butterfly. In pursuit, the hunter turns into a bat and is forced to retreat to the eternal darkness of the cave.
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