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Dust Echoes: Ancient Stories, New Voices

Dust Echoes: Ancient Stories, New Voices
Dust Echoes is a series of twelve beautifully animated dreamtime stories from Central Arnhem Land, telling stories of love, loyalty, duty to country and aboriginal custom and law. " Dust Echoes is one way that we are bringing everyone back to the same campfire - black and white. We are telling our stories to you in a way you can understand, to help you see, hear and know. And we are telling these stories to ourselves, so that we will always remember, with pride, who we are. " Tom Lewis, actor, musician, Indigenous consultant » About Dust Echoes

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