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So far Jan Westlake has created 15 blog entries.

Aboriginal Justice

Prior to the 3rd inquest (March 2010) into the death in custody of Cameron Doomadgee (Palm Island Qld. 2004), local lads from Palm Island,  Desert Pea Media and The Smugglers of Light Foundation have joined forces in the creation of a vivid commentary on the ongoing difficulties facing the community of Palm Island and the people of […]

By |December 24th, 2009|SOL Projects|0 Comments

Shimmering Light – a fundraising album

My excursion through the archives has unearthed a number of previously unreleased pieces, some from films that may have deserved better attention, and others from films that did quite well at the box office. Beside those scores that now see the light of day for the first time, I have also included a number of old favourites, some of which […]

By |November 4th, 2009|Fundraising, SOL Projects|0 Comments

The June Long Weekend

Smugglers of Light Foundation present The June Long Weekend with the Smugglers of Light. A full moon weekend of Art, Music, Movement & Film at St. Albans NSW on the 6th and 7th June 2009. All profits go to the Smugglers of Light Foundation formed in Eli’s memory  by his friends & family to fund music & film making workshops in youth & indigenous communities.
ART – Light of Eli at St Albans […]

By |June 24th, 2009|Fundraising|0 Comments

A New Dawn

This song promotes a message of reconciliation and working together for indigenous and non-indigenous communities. It was created by Desert Pea Media with students from Boggabilla Central School in remote north west NSW, as part of their hip hop literacy program.
Smugglers of Light Foundation have supported the production of the song, which is currently getting airplay on […]

By |April 24th, 2009|SOL Projects|0 Comments

The Process Begins

In October 2008 Mathew Priestley and Toby Finlayson (artistic directors / Desert Pea Media) invited Joel Westlake to accompany them to Boggabilla on the QLD/ NSW border as part of a research and training initiative to inform and develop potential community programs.

You can check out some of Desert Pea’s previous Hip Hop music clips made with young indigenous communitiesin […]

By |October 8th, 2008|SOL Projects|0 Comments