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**CANCELLED** The Song Keepers – Kanopy Film Club 2nd Screening
July 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday July 20, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Port Macquarie Library
32 Grant St
Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444 Australia
Welcome to the Kanopy Film Club. Each month we will offer two screenings of a film (documentary or movie) in Port Macquarie Library’s meeting room. BOOKING is ESSENTIAL – numbers are strictly limited.
July’s selection is The Song Keepers: The Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir
Running Time: 88 mins / Year 2017 / Filmmakers: Naina Sen / Features: Morris Stuart / Languages: English, German, Pijantjatjara, Wester Arranta
This documentary tells the inspiring story of the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir and their first tour of Germany. In the churches of remote Central Australia, a 140 year old musical legacy of ancient Aboriginal languages, German sacred hymns and baroque music is being preserves by 4 generations of women.
With their charismatic musical director, Morris Stuart, the choir embarks on an historical tour bring the historical music back to Germany, in their own languages.
Nominated for the Best Documentary Award at the Melbourne International Film Festival. Nominated for the Best Documentary at the Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards.
“…a satisfying celebration of these women, their conductor, Morris Stuart, and their music.” – David Stratton, The Australian
Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions the first screening of this film has been moved to Tuesday 27 July. Please see separate event to register.
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