Wash My Soul in the River's Flow

27 May
Location informationArc Cinema
Event cost$12 / $10

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  

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