Watch the stunning trailer for the forthcoming Gurrumul documentary
Gurrumul, a film about Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu – the man with one of the most beautiful and vital voices in Australian history – is set to hit cinemas across the country from Thursday 26 April.
Today, the filmmakers have shared the preview for the film, and it looks like a stunning insight into the man who made so much beautiful music that will forever live on as some of the best that this country has ever produced.
Watch the trailer below:
Gurrumul was born blind, but used his incredible passion and talent for music to inspire his home community of Elcho Island in North East Arnham Land. He also helped bring the Yolgnu and balanda worlds closer together, perhaps the ultimate proof of the power of song.
Through the immense worldwide fame. Gurrumul continued to live as traditional a life as was possible, staying true to his Yolgnu culture. This wasn’t always easy and this film will no doubt give us a greater insight into how he balanced these two huge aspects of his life.
Gurrumul passed away last year at the age of 46.
The film, directed by Paul Williams and produced by Shannon Swan, screens at the Perth Festival in February before its April release.
Gurrumul’s family have allowed the use of his name and image in order to preserve his legacy.