BuwaBori

A puppetry project and book by Wugularr children and community

BuwaBori (River Boy) is the story of a boy and a river. One day the river became dirty, so the boy decided that he needed to find out why. So he walked and he walked, following the water. As he walked animals and spirits appeared to help him and guide him on his way.

The artwork for River Boy was created at Wugularr School with the 5/6 class and at Ghunmarn Culture Centre with members of Djilpin Arts. The project was facilitated by puppeteer Jenny Ellis and Italian theatre teacher and fool Giovanni Fusetti over five days of workshops in June 2013. The story was developed by actor and writer Tom E Lewis and the English edition was later translated in to Kriol and Rembarrnga and they were launched at the Walking with Spirits Festival 2014.

A Djilpin Arts production in partnership with Little Wing Puppets, Kids’ Own Publishing and Helikos International School of Theatre Creation.

This Rembarrnga edition published July 2014. ISBN 978-0-9874291-9-3
English edition first published, July 2013 ISBN 978-0-9874291-9-3
Kriol edition first published July 2014 ISBN 978-1-925077-17-9 http://kidsownpublishing.com/library/ribaboi/