reż|dir Paul Damien Williams| AU | 2017 | 96 min
prod|pro Shannon Swan scen|wr Paul Damien Williams zdj|ph Gavin Head, Dan Maxwell, Katie Milwright, Matt Toll muz|mus Music Michael Hohnen, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, Erkki Veltheim mon|ed Shannon Swan, Ken Sallows ob|cast Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, Mark Grose, Michael Hohnen, Sting dys|dis Cinephil


Must-see documentary about the late, great musician does justice to a life lived between two worlds. The self-taught musician with the ‘voice of a higher being’ (Sting) was born blind and played the guitar left-handed and upside down. His family and community in the remote Galiwin’ku (Elcho Island) gave their shy boy unconditional support in the knowledge of his great gift. Core to the film is the question of what it means to be an Indigenous Australian in the modern world?

Paul Damien Williams, Australian director and editor. He completed a degree in documentary filmmaking at the Victorian College of the Arts in Southbank in 1999. He has been working in the film industry since 1997, first as a freelance editor, later as a producer with his own company, Sutton Grange Films. He was nominated for an Australian Film Institute Award for his editing of “Words from the City”. Since 2012 he has lived in Darwin, capital city of Northern Territory, where he has been working with Skinnyfish Music, a collaboration which has brought him into contact with the aboriginal people of North East Arnhem Land.

2018 Gurrumul|Gurrumul

© Festiwal Filmu i Sztuki Dwa Brzegi Kazimierz Dolny Janowiec nad Wisłą
Projekt i realizacja: Tomasz Żewłakow