Gurrumul (2017)

  • Music, Documentary
  • 1h 36m
“He’ll be like his ancestoral fish, who can see with his heart”

Captivating. Exquisite. Soulful. Enigmatic. The voice of the late musician Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu encompasses all manner of adjectives. Born blind but with a natural talent for instrumentation, the Yolngu man found widespread acclaim and an adoring global audience with the release of his debut solo album in 2008. Filmed over multiple years and completed just prior to Gurrumul’s passing in July 2017, this is a stirring celebration of the musician’s career, personal life and rich tenor vocals. From concert stages to the natural beauty of Elcho Island in Arnhem Land, Gurrumul captures the elusive and mysterious artist as he moved between two cultural worlds and gradually established his singular legacy. An essential experience for the unfamiliar listener and die-hard fan alike.

“A stirring and soulful ode to Australia’s most important voice.” — The Guardian