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The Last Wave

 

An Australian attorney takes on a murder case involving an aborigine and he finds himself becoming distracted by apocalyptic visions concerning tidal waves and drownings that seem to foretell the future. 

 

This 1977 film stars Peter Chamberlain and is written and directed by Peter Weir.  Other films by Weir include: Picnic at Hanging Rock, Gallipoli, The Year of Living Dangerously, The Mosquito Coast, Dead Poets Society, and Fearless.

 

109 minutes.

 

Remember     by      Joy  Harjo

 

Remember the sky that you were born under,

know each of the star's stories.

Remember the moon, know who she is, I met her

in a bar once in Iowa City.

Remember the sun's birth at dawn, that is the

strongest point of time.  Remember sundown

and the giving away to night.

Remember your birth, how your mother struggled

to give you form and breath.  You are evidence of

her life, and her mother's, and hers.

Remember your father.  He is your life, also.

Remember the earth whose skin you are:

red earth, black earth, yellow earth, white earth,

brown earth, we are earth.

Remember the plants, trees, animal life who all have their

tribes, their families, their histories, too.  Talk to them,

listen to them.  They are alive poems.

Remember the wind.  Remember her voice.  She knows the

origin of this universe.  I heard her singing Kiowa war

dance songs at the corner of Fourth and Central once.

Remember that you are all people and that all people

are you.

Remember that you are this universe and that this

universe is you.

Remember that all is in motion, is growing, is you.

Remember that language comes from this.

Remember the dance that language is, that life is.

Remember.

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