WASH MY SOUL IN THE RIVER’S FLOW
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WASH MY SOUL IN THE RIVER’S FLOW

NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK
Fri
27
Fri May 27 7:00 PM

Arc Cinema
Allocated Seating
90 Mins
This year for National Reconciliation Week we look at two contemporary documentaries to explore this year’s theme and encourage everyone to take action in the message: Be Brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can Make Change for the benefit of all Australians.  

2021|DCP|AUS |D: Philippa Bateman   

Wash My Soul in the River’s Flow is a cinematic reinvention of a legendary concert that premiered in 2004. ‘Kura Tungar — Songs from the River’ was a collaboration between First Nations singer-songwriters Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter, working with Paul Grabowsky and the 22-piece Australian Art Orchestra.    
 
The film uses footage combining conversations, rehearsals and opening night with breathtaking images of Hunter’s Ngarrindjeri country in South Australia. Wash My Soul... is a portrait of artists at the peak of their powers and a profoundly moving story of loss, love and what it means to truly come ‘home’.  
 
‘Philippa Bateman's lovingly crafted film … [is] a fittingly cinematic and spiritual tribute to two much-loved Australian performers’ - Sydney Film Festival 
 
This title is held in the NFSA collection.
 

Arc Cinema

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