A new music video produced by north coast duo Peppercorn Productions has used images of the Bentley Blockade to illustrate its community-friendly theme.
The song, called Writing on the Wall, was written and performed by Darmin Cameron and performed by Darmin and his partner Paris Naday.
Opening to a vision of the ‘Bentley Peace Angel’ and a field of fog, the lyrics run, ‘I’m feeling kinda desperate, angry and afraid, with what we’re doin’ to the world, the mess that we’ve all made…’.
To images of protests and sweeping Bentley vistas it continues, ‘we’re trashing our own paradise, we’re digging our own grave’.
The video was made by the acclaimed local duo, who have been a musical presence in the northern rivers for many years, to honour the Bentley protectors.
Darmin has been involved in the local music industry since 1982 in various bands such as Joe’s World and the Papers, both in collaboration with Echonetdaily columnist S Sorrensen.
In 1988 his award-winning solo CD, OsheAnnia – Legend of the Golden Dolphin, garnered international attention.
Darmin went on to co-found the north coast Dolphin music awards and moved into filmmaking, including local title Nearly Normal Nimbin.
Paris Naday has been working in and teaching multimedia for more than a decade. She is both a musician and a practising artist. Paris works with youth doing film workshops and organised the Nimbin’s 39-hour film festival and the Nimbin Film Festival.