News: At The Movies

Thursday 7th April, 2011

As 'MURUNDAK - SONGS OF FREEDOM' rolls into cinemas, the film received a glowing 4.5 Star review on At The Movies this week.  Margaret Pomeranz praised the film, saying she was “absolutely blown away” by the film which contains “some of the most moving moments I can remember in cinema in a long time”.

Below is the transcript of the full review:

"I was absolutely blown away by a documentary that is currently screening around the country. It's MURUNDAK - SONGS OF FREEDOM - which tours with The Black Arm Band, featuring many of this country's most talented indigenous musicians, like Archie Roach, Ruby Hunter, Emma Donovan, Kutcha Edwards, Dan Sultan - the list just goes on. But this is not just a performance film, it's a message film, just like the performances themselves. The musicians sing their lives, their stories, their history with grief and with hope - some of the most moving moments I can remember in cinema in a long time.

It's been beautifully produced by Natasha Gadd and Rhys Graham, using archive material to look back at the origins of the songs of protest in the 1970's, to explain the origins of that wonderful song From Little Things Big Things Grow, looking at the significance of Kevin Rudd's apology and its aftermath. It's a film for all Australians and judging from the response to the London concert, it reaches way beyond our shores. If you get a chance to see it, grab it. I'm giving it 4 and half stars.

MURUNDAK SONGS OF FREEDOM is in limited release, so please check our website for details."

You can watch the episode on ABC's 'Iview' here.