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Alternative title: The Documentary of Dr G Yunupingu’s Life
Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Gurrumul
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'A soaring, evocative audio-visual journey into the life, culture and landscapes of one of Australia’s most beloved singers – Dr G Yunupingu.

'Blind from birth, Dr G Yunupingu found his identity through song and the haunting voice that has already become legend. His debut album introduced Australia to the Songlines and culture of his Elcho Island community, but Dr G Yunupingu found himself increasingly torn between city and country, present and past, self and the community to which he owed so much.

'From director and close friend Paul Williams comes a profound exploration of the life and music of this most revered of Australian artists. Co-produced by Dr G Yunupingu himself, the film uses the tools of his music – chord, melody, song – and the sounds of the land to craft an audio-first cinematic experience of beauty and power, offering a rare insight into a reclusive master who spoke in his own inimitable language.' (Production summary)

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  • Documentary

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Works about this Work

Doco Draws New Fans to Gurrumul 2018 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 5 September no. 684 2018; (p. 13)

'Gurrumul continues to break records across Australia and the world with the news last month that the documentary about his life, Gurrumul, is already the seventh highest grossing Australian documentary of all time having taken more than $970.000.'  (Introduction)

Gurrumul: The Filmmaker and the Friend Julian Wood , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 23 April 2018;
Gurrumul's Gift to the World Tim Kroenert , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 20 May vol. 28 no. 10 2018; (p. 47-48)

'At the time of his death in July last year, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu was the most commercially successful Aboriginal Australian musician to ever grace this world. Anyone expecting Gurrumul - the film about Gurrumul's career, on which he signed off prior to his death at 46 - to resemble anything like your typical popular music documentary will be quickly dissuaded. After all Gurrumul was a far cry from your typical popular musician.' (Introduction)

‘We Underestimated Gurrumul’ : an Unlikely Career on the Edge of Two Worlds Helen Davidson , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 9 April 2018;

'A new documentary and posthumous album dispel the myths surrounding a beloved Australian Indigenous artist.'

Gurrumul's Life to Hit Big Screen 2018 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 21 February no. 670 2018; (p. 8)

'The life of Yolngu man Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu has been immortalised in a new documentary Gurrumul by writer and director Paul Damien Williams.'

Documentary Tells of Women's Europe Tour 2017 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 20 September no. 660 2017; (p. 10)

'A documentary about four generations of Aboriginal songwomen will screen on the closing night of the Darwin International Film Festival on Monday September 25.'

Indigenous Movies Star at Adelaide Film Festival 2017 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 4 October no. 661 2017; (p. 8)

'Adelaide Film Festival from October 5-15, has a strong line-up of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander movies, including the Australian premiere of Warwick Thornton's Sweet Country.'

Gurrumul Review – Stirring and Soulful Ode to Australia's Most Important Voice Luke Buckmaster , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 15 February 2018;

'Paul Williams’ must-see documentary about the late, great musician does justice to a life lived between two worlds.' 

Gurrumul's Life to Hit Big Screen 2018 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 21 February no. 670 2018; (p. 8)

'The life of Yolngu man Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu has been immortalised in a new documentary Gurrumul by writer and director Paul Damien Williams.'

‘We Underestimated Gurrumul’ : an Unlikely Career on the Edge of Two Worlds Helen Davidson , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 9 April 2018;

'A new documentary and posthumous album dispel the myths surrounding a beloved Australian Indigenous artist.'

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