Past screening

Hot Docs London: Gurrumul

Directed by: Paul Williams
Runtime: 1hr 36min Year: 2017
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Directed by: Paul Williams
Runtime: 1hr 36min Year: 2017
Country: Australia
Last Screened: Sat 27th Oct 2018

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 Arnhemland.

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 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.

Screening as part of Hot Docs London – bringing a selection of favourites from the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.