Documentary Month 1st - 31st July 2023

Dreamweavers - Gidja Walker OAM

Dreamweavers - Gidja Walker OAM


Dreamweavers is a short documentary film series recently made on the Mornington Peninsula by award winning local film makers Heather Forbes-McKeon and Yanni Dellaportas, about local inspirational women.

Dreamweavers - Gidja Walker

Gidja Walker is a Mornington Peninsula based ecologist and ethnobotanist who has worked for years protecting its Earthscapes. Gidja overcame discrimination in a male dominated profession.
She is a mentor to young women entering the world of nature-based learning and an advocate for traditional owner custodianship. Over many decades, Gidja has contributed professionally and informally as a consultant and advisor to many government bodies and community-based organisations.
In 2006 she was a recipient of the prestigious Prime Minister’s Banksia award for the "Back from the Brink" endangered orchid species recovery project.

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