Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Murundak: Songs of Freedom

Murundak: songs of freedom is a new Australian documentary following the Black Arm Band and their songs and stories of resistance and freedom.

The Black Arm Band is bursting with Australia's finest musicians including Archie Roach, Shane Howard, Bart Willoughby, Emma Donovan, Dan Sultan and the late Ruby Hunter. Their songs, full of passion and strength, tell of the past and present with a melodic grace. Murundak is not a concert film rather it uses the music to recall history, these artists sing of their stories and those of the Aboriginal people.

I was lucky enough to attend a screening where we were gifted with a Q&A by filmmakers Natasha Gadd and Rhys Graham, as well as an intimate performance from one of the stars Dan Sultan.
The ever so talented
(and super handsome) Dan Sultan
Go buy his amazing album
"Get out while you can"

Murundak is an important film, Filmmakers Gadd and Graham spoke of their wish for this film to get people talking. It was a labour of love to get this Murundak made, and it was surely worth it. We should know these stories, however shameful some may be, and Murundak is a perfect way to start.

This film is fantastic, moving and funny, Murundak stays with you.

Go see it.

It's deadly!

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