Documentary | PG | 96 min.


Uptown Theatre 1 Sun, Feb 24, 2019 4:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2017
Production Country:Australia
Original Langauge:English
Yolngu Matha
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Paul Damien Williams
Cast:Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu
Mark Grose
Michael Hohnen
Produced By:Shannon Swan
Screenwriter:Paul Damien Williams
Music By:Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu
Michael Hohnen
Erkki Veltheim
Matthew Cunliffe


“A heartfelt, affectionate and admiring celebration of Yunupingu's success completely on his own terms, it's not a cinematic eulogy but rather a rare and haunting glimpse at one of the country's most significant music talents.” – Sarah Ward, Concrete Playground

“Expertly combining performance, tour, media and behind-the-scenes footage, it's a portrait that lives up to the musician at its centre, and one that's as affecting as Yunupingu's haunting songs.” – Sarah Ward,

“Moving, mesmerising and genuinely from the heart, the extraordinary new Australian documentary holds a mirror to the unique life and music of the late indigenous singer-songwriter Gurrumul Yunupingu.” – Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun (Australia)

Celebrated by audiences at home and abroad, indigenous artist Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu was one of the most important and acclaimed voices to ever come out of Australia. Blind from birth, he found purpose and meaning through songs and music inspired by his community and country on Elcho Island in far North East Arnhem Land. Living a traditional Yolngu life, his breakthrough album 'Gurrumul' brought him to a crossroads as audiences and artists around the world began to embrace his music.

Awards:  2 Wins, 5 Nominations
Winner, Best Documentary Feature Film, Asia Pacific Screen Awards, 2018
Nominee, Best Feature Length Documentary, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Sound, Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards, 2018
Winner, Best Sound for a Documentary, Australian Screen Sound Guild, 2018