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Walkabout To Hollywood

49m Documentary, Biography, History, Australia, Australian 1980

Exploring the life David Gulpilil as he works to bridge the gap between the tribal Aboriginal and the Western world.

This 1980’s film about David Gulpilil, acclaimed Australian Aboriginal actor, dancer and musician, shows how he is always working to bridge the gap between the tribal Aboriginal and Western worlds. He divides his time between a traditional tribal lifestyle and his artistic work, which has included major film roles, collaboration with contemporary dance and music groups and teaching Aboriginal dance and culture. Director, Bill, and David travel to Hollywood where David is the most popular Australian in the world at that time, with FOUR films playing in America, Walkabout, Storm Boy, The Last Wave and Mad Dog Morgan. After relating to both the black and native American cultures and filming a quick scene for a big Hollywood picture, Gulpilil pines to head back through the Outback to his beloved Arnhem Land.


Bill Leimbach

Closed Captions [CC]



Australia, United States