Tanks Round Cinema - The Song Keepers (2017)
Wed 27 Jun
Award winning documentary filmmaker, Naina Sen, takes us on an adventure as the unlikeliest band on earth goes on tour… to the other side of the world!
In the obscure churches of remote Central Australia, an unknown 140-year musical legacy of ancient aboriginal languages, German sacred poetry and baroque music is being preserved by 4 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, Morris Stuart, the choir embarks on a historic tour of Germany to take back the hymns that were given to their great grandparents by the German missionaries... but in their own Aboriginal languages.
“The Song Keepers is a remarkable and enormously enjoyable documentary” – The Sydney Morning Herald
“Standing ovation for the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir” – National Indigenous Television (NITV)
“Joyous ode to cross-cultural collaboration” – Goethe-Institut Australia
Venue Rating: E - exempt from classification
- Cost: Adults $17 End Credits Members $12 Gov Benefit concession $12 Seniors $12 Tertiary $12 inc b/fee
- Doors: 6:30 pm
- Show starts: 7:30 pm
- Venue: Tank 5 - Fully seated
- Food: Flavours of India
- Rating: PG