murundak: songs of freedom

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'murundak - songs of freedom' is a feature documentary that journeys into the heart of Aboriginal protest music following The Black Arm Band, a gathering of some of Australia’s finest Indigenous musicians, as they take to the road with their songs of resistance and freedom.

From the concert halls of the Sydney Opera House to remote Aboriginal communities of the Northern Territory, 'murundak' - meaning ‘alive’ in Woirurrung language - brings together pioneering singers including Archie Roach, Bart Willoughby and the late Ruby Hunter, and a stellar lineup of emerging Indigenous talent including Dan Sultan, Shellie Morris and Emma Donovan.

Filmed against the backdrop of Australia’s changing political landscape, 'murundak' charts one of the most significant events in Australian music history as The Black Arm Band sing up the country’s troubled past through their stories of sorrow, anger and hope.

FEATURING: The Black Arm Band

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Grand Prix - FIFO Festival (Oceania International Film Festival)

Winner Primer Premio - Best Documentary- Seminci - Valladolid International Film Festival

Special Mention - Cultural Diversity Prize - Seminci - Valladolid International Film Festival

Winner - Best Documentary (General) - ATOM Awards

UNAA - United Nations Assoc. of Australia Media Peace Awards - Special Award for Promotion of Aboriginal Reconciliation


2011 82mins HD colour

  • A Daybreak Films production
  • In association with the SBS Australia, Screen Australia and Film Victoria, City of Melbourne, The Black Arm Band & Film Camp
  • Written & Directed by Natasha Gadd & Rhys Graham
  • Produced by Philippa Campey
  • Producer - Natasha Gadd
  • Associate Producer - Sarah Bond
  • Exec. Producer - Michael McMahon
  • Cinematography by Rhys Graham & Natasha Gadd
  • Edited by Natasha Gadd
  • Sound Design by Emma Bortignon