The Dust Echoes consists of twelve dreamtime stories from the Wugularr Community in Arnhem Land located in the northern Territory of Australia. Narrated by Tom E. Lewis, this series has been screened during film festivals throughout the world. The Dust Echoes provides young people with 12 dreamtime stories to inspire interest and respect for Aboriginal culture
'Whirlpool shows the pursuit of one group of Aboriginal people by their enemy neighbours. The first group is trapped, but is saved by the serpent they summon from the river. It creates a whirlpool that destroys the enemy group.' (Publication abstract)
'An old man, feeling unwanted, leaves his group, and is taken to an underwater life by mermaid spirits. He misses his family, and chooses to return to life above ground with them.' (Publication abstract)
'A boy is alone, without his father or grandfather to teach him his proper place in life. He searches for the spirit of his fathers, and finally finds them in the brolgas.' (Abstract)
'The story takes us through some of the rituals associated with death.'
'The Namorrodor is a Dreamtime beast that eats childrens hearts.
'Moonman tells the story of two brothers who were selfish and inconsiderate, and who were killed by their father as punishment. In turn, the man's wives killed him by fire.
'A mysterious stranger is too shy to enter a camp, but does so when he discovers that he is related to the people.
'A man in a family group envies another man, s magical spear. He tries to steal the spear, but is caught and punished, and then brought back into the group.
'In this creation story, the Wagalak sisters are seduced by humans and lose their powers.'
'A young man abducts a woman, and keeps her as a prisoner in a cave. Her family is not able to rescue her. As a final resort she turns into a butterfly and escapes. When her captor turns into a bat to chase her he is driven back into the cave by the hunters in the girl's family.'
'A young man believes he is a disappointment to his father. He is taken by the friendly creatures, the mimis, who teach him to be happy and joyful. His father finds him, and there is a joyful realization that his father loves him.'