Wash My Soul in the River's Flow

Wash My Soul in the River's Flow

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A cinematic reinvention of Archie Roach and the late Ruby Hunter’s 2004 award-winning concert – a fertile music collaboration with Paul Grabowsky and the Australian Art Orchestra. More

In 2004, Ruby and Archie worked with Grabowsky and the Australian Art Orchestra to create the seminal concert Kura Tungar: Songs from the River. Ruby was born on the banks of the Murray, home to the Ngarrindjeri people for thousands of years. As a child, she was forcibly taken from her family under the government’s assimilation policy. Years later she met Archie, another member of the Stolen Generation, at a Salvation Army drop-in centre.

The story of their lives, as told through their music and lively yarns, celebrates country and culture, resilience, and family. Philippa Bateman’s film threads together footage of rehearsals and opening night with images of the Murray. Executive produced by Indigenous singer-songwriter Emma Donovan.

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202289 minsAustraliaWash My Soul Productions
DocumentaryMusic

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Wash My Soul in the River's Flow | Reviews

FilmInk

FilmInk

It is a very simple film in some ways, but with music like this you don’t want to trick it up too much. It speaks for itself.

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Screenhub

Screenhub

Fans should race out and embrace it. If you have an emotional bone in your body, you will regret letting it slide.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

(A) fond, lyrical tribute to the two artists and their life together...

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Wash My Soul in the River's Flow | Release Details

Wash My Soul in the River's Flow is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Academy On Demand and AroVision.