Gurrumul

friday 20 july – 7.30pm

CDOC’s special opening night event on Friday 20 July at 7.30pm is a magical combination of film and performance. GURRUMUL, a documentary considered to be one of the most important Australian films ever made will be shown together with the film’s director Paul Williams in conversation with our evening’s host, Leila Gurruwiwi of Marngrook Footy show fame.   

Then, in a WORLD FIRST, the key musicians in the film will come onto the stage and discuss how they brought together the vastly different worlds of indigenous and western music, and the very real artistic and technical challenges they overcame to do so.

Led by their fascinating insights the evening will culminate with a live performance of selected pieces, featuring tracks from their chart topping ‘Child of the Rainbow’ album.  A magical end to a magical evening.

For the film’s director Paul Williams, the most important and beautiful part of GURRUMUL is this bringing together of two totally different musical worlds and cultures. To further enrich our understanding of this, Paul will add to the musicians’ conversation by showing several extended film scenes about their musical process which have never been seen before.

View trailer here


We are very excited about our opening night, and believe that it shows how two worlds and cultures can come together so that we can all journey together with hope, healing and reconciliation.