Michael Edols

Community Arts & Cultural Development

The Galangala Project

Breathing life into a film archive, Galangala reignites Aboriginal culture. Such a heritage is a cornerstone and a chance for beneficial healing and embracing their birthright with dignity.

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While blowing on embers of the previous night’s fire, Michael Edols was told by an elder, that reigniting the embers was called galangala and as ‘their film man’, custodian or kukai, that’s what he was doing.

His task was to capture irreplaceable treasures of tribal lore in their spirit lands and also, the colliding values between ancient physical and spiritual laws and the rugged settlements of the Kimberley. The result was world renowned documentaries.

The Galangala Project (TGP) is seeking funds for an ongoing working relationship with Indigenous Australians spanning 44 years. Today the Edols’ archive will allow Aboriginal culture, through story, song and ancient wisdom to be shared with today’s generation. TPG’s first phase will be completed within six months of being funded.

Aboriginal novelist Kim Scott has said, “Healing is a contemporary preoccupation, through truth and justice”. For Indigenous Peoples who have been separated from their ancestral lands, spiritual traditions, and the opportunity of contemporary education and good health, is too often the beginning of a decline in metal health.

We are amidst a national crisis. The World Congress on Public Health has argued that addressing the appalling rates of suicide among Indigenous communities, lies in strengthening culture.

The issue is not only about our Indigenous Peoples’ loss, but the loss as a nation. Together and now, we can make a difference.

With your support, TGP’s cultural endurance, empowers and supports Indigenous Peoples by giving back, is one step towards healing.

Funding will enable Michael to:-

• Select and edit significant material for access. (Known in the FilmTV industry as sequences)
• Create an index for the film and sound footage, linked to AIATSIS.
• Explain the history and significance of the selected sequences.
• Provide a valuable resource for all levels of education and academe.

With your donations here, Michael and his team shall make accessible, to the descendants and their communities and where appropriate non-Indigenous people these sequences; irreplaceable treasures of tribal lore, customs and knowledge of place. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Find out more: –
ASPECTS OF A LIFE: Working with Indigenous Australians.
Galangala Facebook
AIATSIS
Michael Edols ACS– IMDb and LinkedIn

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As Director of Photography for cinema and television, Michael Edols choreographed the lens from hand-held documentary experience, delighted in painting with light in narrative drama and equally collaborated with directors in the art of a well-told story.

Edols’ body of work follows a common thread of calling attention to social injustices, upholding the dignity of man and his relationship to the environment.

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Artists Website
http://www.edols.com.au