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.
GURRUMUL is a portrait of an artist on the brink of global reverence, and the struggles he and those closest to him faced in balancing that which mattered most to him and keeping the show on the road.
Part of our special Reconciliation Week program, screening six new films to commemorate the 10 years since the National Apology on 13 February 2008. Reconciliation Week is an annual event, bookended by two milestones in the reconciliation journey. 27 May marks the successful 1967 referendum, and 3 June is the anniversary of the High Court Mabo decision. For more info, visit www.reconciliation.org.au/national-reconciliation-week/