Southwest Murries - 'Ripple Effect'

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Description Desert Pea Media is very proud to announce our new collaboration with 'The South West Murries' - a group of incredible young First Nations artists from Cunnamulla, Queensland. This Desert Pea Media production brought together Elders, community members and young people to create an important conversation about country, culture and community.

The project was funded by Cunnamulla Aboriginal Corporation for Health (CACH) and Paroo Shire Council:Strong Families Strong Community Program, and facilitated/directed by charity organisation, Desert Pea Media.

‘The Ripple Effect' was created in March 2019, the result of a five-day Desert Pea Media music, film & storytelling workshop. Co-written by, and starring, an incredibly talented group of young people, community members and local Elders from the local community - with support from the DPM team and Cunnamulla community members.

Desert Pea Media projects involve a dialogue-based storytelling process that encourages participants to analyse 'the real', 'the ideal' and 'the bridge'. In simple terms this means critically thinking about how to create positive change for yourself, for each other and for our communities.

'Ripple Effect' is a bouncy, electro anthem for the Original Nations community of Cunnamulla in Central QLD. The track pushes an agenda of positivity and respect for country and community. It looks at the interconnection of Original Nations people, land and story and the huge impact of historical events on social and emotional well-being for the local community.

Lead DPM Songwriter and Central Arrernte artist Declan Furber-Gillick from Desert Pea Media said "The young people from Cunnamulla took to the song-writng yarn with real determination, courage and open minds. With a balanced commitment to their cultural heritage and to mainstream education, Cully kids really know what they can achieve for themselves, their families and their town. For a place that has a pretty rough history for blackfullahs, these kids are an example of community pride. Cunnamulla Dreaming, Cully represent!".

Special Thanks to Miriam Avery from the Hope Project, Lacey Mack and Julie Fox at Cunnamulla State School P-12, Kerry Crumblin and Ethan Capewell and the team at CACH, Lawrence Anderson (aka Cheesy) at Paroo Shire Council and Allen Wharton (aka Monk).

CREDITS - Peter Abrahams - Lead Facilitator, Josh Nicholas - Music Producer / Drone Pilot / Facilitator/Co-Writer, Genevieve Kaiser – DOP/Editor/Grading /Graphics, Declan Furber-Gillick – Lead Songwriter/Facilitator, Coedie McCarthy - Co-Writer/Facilitator, Grace Newell – Production Coordinator/Photographer, David Nicholas - Audio Mixing, Darren Ziesing - Audio Mastering, Rachel Rowe - Producer/Business Manager

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