‘Calling Into The Deep’ by 380 CREW: Maclean High School

380 Crew is a group of Maclean High School students who have worked with the organisation Desert Pea Media.

Desert Pea Media projects involve a dialogue-based storytelling process that encourages participants to analyse ‘the real’, ‘the ideal’ and ‘the bridge’. In simple terms this means critically thinking about how to create positive change for yourself, for each other and for our communities.

This is the third music video that the 380 Crew has written in collaboration with Desert Pea Media and the Yaegl Elders. Their latest song ‘Calling Into the Deep’ was released on Monday 10 February 2020 at Maclean High School.

About this track

This track is about belonging and identity. It is a connection between the past and the present, where the ancestors guide current and future generations. This track is also about passing on of knowledge in Yaegl Country and the connection to the Elders. It was filmed within Yaegl country in December 2019 at the peak of the bushfires on the North Coast. Maclean High School would like to thank the Yaegl Elders for their time in and coming to the school, being present during the filming and spending time with the students. We are also very grateful to Desert Pea Media for their boundless energy in helping us complete such an amazing project.

Strive for whatever you want to achieve, nothing is impossible. Believe in yourself and your culture. We have paved the way for you.

Yaegl Elders 2019

This message is given to the students regularly when they visit the school.

Story contributed by Liza Hamilton. Published in 2020.