Celebrated by audiences at home and abroad, Aboriginal 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.
Dr G Yunupingu’s 2008 self-titled release was inducted to the NFSA’s Sounds of Australia for 2018 as the best-selling Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music album in history.
‘For 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’ – The Guardian
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