Gurrumul (2017)



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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.


Critic Reviews for Gurrumul

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

A profound and transporting songline.

Feb 16, 2018 | Full Review…

For Gurrumul fans, the film is obviously a must-see. For those unfamiliar, or vaguely familiar with his work, it's an even greater treat: they will be entertained, enthralled, perhaps in some small way changed.

Feb 15, 2018 | Full Review…

The music is stunning, and so too are the glimpses of the traditional culture that made him so reluctant to trade Elcho Island for the wider world.

Jan 4, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

Jul 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Seeing this film makes you deeply grateful that we can continue to celebrate this once-in-a-generation artist.

May 21, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

May 3, 2018 | Full Review…

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