Singing the Milky Way explores the way of life...
 
 

 

 
 

and age-old cultural knowledge...

 

 
 

underlying an aboriginal painting...
 
 

 

the connections between the Dreaming...

 

 
 

Aboriginal people, the natural cycles, and the land...
 
 

 

and examines how this knowledge is passed on today, and considers Paddy Sim's heavy burden — as the last man to hold this vast body of traditional knowledge about his country in its entirety.

“Only one fella still living — me!” -- Paddy Japaljarri Sims
 
     
     
 
 
 

 

Songlines is pleased to announce the completion of our documentary — Singing the Milky Way — a journey out bush into the traditional country and Dreamings of artist Paddy Japaljarri Sims, his friends, and family. The 62 minute, all regions compatible DVD explores the way of life and traditional knowledge underlying an Aboriginal painting. It's an unforgettable journey into the power of the Dreaming!

 

 
 

HOW TO ORDER: The film is available for U.S. $29.95 (roughly AUD $39... Euro 23... GBP 16...) + $3.00 domestic shipping and $7.00 overseas shipping (Europe and Australia). We accept Visa and Mastercard. Inquiries welcome for bulk orders. Send us an email with your mailing address and we'll tell you how you can complete your order. Click here to Place Your Order!

 
 

Warlpiri people please be advised that these web pages and attached video clips contain images of deceased persons!

 

 
     
 
 
 

Director's Commentary: take an in depth tour through the film in words and images. Learn more about the concepts underlying Aboriginal art, the Aboriginal elders featured in the film, and the process of making the film. Click below to

 
 

Or click below to Download streaming video clips from the film... Clip 1 (the film's opening sequence) Clip 2 (the nomadic lifestyle) Clip 3 (the Dreaming embodied in the landscape)

 

Download Video Clip 1 Download Video Clip 2 Download Video Clip 3

 
See more clips from the film at Next Picasso Museum Quality Affordable Art
Contact information: David Betz, curator@aboriginal-art.com 415-871-5901