Feast Films: The Song Keepers
Saturday 20 October
Thornbury Picture House
802 High St, Thornbury
Seniors & Children $12
Dir. Naina Sen, Australia, 2017, 84 mins
In the obscure churches of remote Central Australia, a hidden musical legacy of ancient Aboriginal languages, sacred poetry and baroque music is being preserved by four generations of song women who make up the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir. Against all odds and with the help of their charismatic conductor, the choir embarks on a historic tour of Germany to take back the hymns that were given to their great grandparents by German missionaries, now sung in their own Aboriginal languages.
Together they share their music and stories of cultural survival, identity and cross-cultural collaboration. Come on an adventure as the unlikeliest band on earth goes on tour to the other side of the world!
Feast Films sessions also feature screenings of music videos from prominent and emerging Australian women film makers and the artists that inspire them. This session will screen Thelma Plum’s Clumsy Love by Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore, and Alice Skye’s Friends With Feelings by Triana Hernandez.