Gulpilil says give peace a chance

Actor and peace activist David Gulpilil (pictured) will give a public talk on peace and healing during Orientation Week at Southern Cross University.

David has appeared in many groundbreaking films from Walkabout in 1971 through to the more recent Rabbit-proof Fence and the highly-acclaimed Ten Canoes.

David Gulpilil revolutionised Australian filmmaking by bringing Aboriginal culture to the screen and he continues to lead the way, said Bilyana Blomeley, lecturer at SCUs Gnibi College. He has dedicated himself to the service of his Indigenous community and has a particular focus on the problems of Aboriginal youth and on peace and healing.

Davids most recent role is in the peace film Think About It which will be launched on February 24 as part of the Byron Bay Film Festival.

Filmed and directed by Richard and Wendy Friar from Suffolk Park, it aims to spread a global message of peace in order to create positive cultural and social change throughout the world.

In the film David presents an Indigenous perspective on peace and healing, joining people like Senator Bob Brown, Shadow Minister for Climate Change Peter Garrett, former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, David Hicks father Terry Hicks, to name but a few.

People have a gut feeling something is terribly wrong with the world, that we are sick in the heart and in the soul, but no one knows what to do about it, said Richard Friar. Everyone knows the way we are living is neither environmentally nor morally sustainable and yet we are all acting like sheep or sleepwalkers, allowing our lives and our planet to be hijacked by multinational corporations and governments, too weak to act in the best interests of all of humanity.

David Gulpilil will present his free public talk at Southern Cross Universitys Whitebrook Theatre, Tuesday, February 20, from 12 noon to 1pm.

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