Spotlights: David Dalaithngu

Australia, 2020

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An image of legendary Indigenous actor David Gulpilil, with a white beard and hair tied back in a pony tail, wearing a blue shirt and dark brown jacket with the bush obscured in the background

David Dalaithngu was a Yolngu traditional dancer and actor who changed the way the Australian screen represents First Peoples. As an actor, he reached the pinnacle of success with starring roles in award-winning films including Walkabout (1971), Storm Boy (1976) and The Last Wave (1977). He also initiated and narrated Ten Canoes (2006).

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