Ringbalin - River Stories Ceremony and Indigenous Stories about the Murray Darling Basin
By The Project Factory AU
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Come follow us: real world journeys with the oldest living cultures on earth to discover 40,000 years of history, knowledge and myth along Australia’s greatest rivers.
In 2010 the Ringbalin, a group of Indigenous tribes reignited an ancient ceremony, a Ringbalin, travelling 2300km, dancing to save Australia’s Murray Darling Rivers from a crippling drought. By the time they had finished rain had started falling. What followed were the biggest floods in Australian records.
The Ringbalin happens every year now. But you can join the Ringbalin right here.
Ringbalin River Stories invites you on a journey along the Murray Darling Rivers guided by Elders of the oldest cultures on earth. You will follow the Ringbalin as it dances down the river, and witness the breaking drought. And you can meet Traditional Elders along the way. They have created individual journeys of story and place to share their Countries with you.
Whether you are on the other side of the world, or just down the road, you can take this journey right now. But you can also come here, visit, see, touch and breathe it in. The stories are set in the world around you.
The Elders will find you as you enter their Countries. The sound of clap-sticks will alert you as you near the places where they are waiting to tell their stories. They have made journeys for you to follow, with stories of the streams, mountains and plains, and songs of the waters and their People. Incredible and profound films, photo stories, and audio stories have each been geo-located on a series of beautiful interactive hand painted maps, which you can navigate to find the exact place where the Elders created each stories.
Ringbalin is a delightful weekend trip, or powerful glimpse of the landscapes of story that exist waiting to be discovered.
Ringbalin would like to advise all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders that content in the app may contain images and sounds of deceased persons. Ringbalin tries to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural protocols are followed and respected.
The videos are beautiful, the elders are endearing. Watching some of the videos in location is simple breathtaking. Set on beautiful watercolour maps it's clear a lot of work went into the production of this app. It's well worth the price and it handles the vast content surprisingly well, even on my little old iPhone!
Beautiful stories from Australia
From the moment it loads Ringbalin treats you to amazing videos and stories from Australia’s indigenous elders. I watched it offline on my iPhone and it runs great and is easy to navigate. Looking forward to trying it along the Murray
It is brilliant. Absolutely compelling. Stunning photography and editing, easy navigation. Supremely educational - especially for us white fellas. Touches the heart
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- Category: Reference
- Released: 28 November 2013
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 1.97 GB
- Language: English
- Seller: The Digital Development Factory Pty Ltd
- © 2013 Goodmorningbeautiful Films
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.