The Documentary of Dr G Yunupingu’s Life

7.00pm Sat

Indigenous Visions, Special Event

Directed by Paul Williams


Gala event featuring special tribute performance by the Ad Hoc Ensemble plus special guests Director Paul Williams and Producer Shannon Swan


PLEASE NOTE: Seating in the stalls is now sold out. Available seating is in the dress circle only, sight restrictions may apply to these seats. A discount has been applied to tickets to these seats.


A soaring, evocative audio-visual journey into the life, culture and landscapes of one of Australia’s most beloved singers – Dr G Yunupingu.

Blind from birth, Dr G Yunupingu found his identity through song and the haunting voice that has already become legend. His debut album introduced Australia to the Songlines and culture of his Elcho Island community, but Dr G Yunupingu found himself increasingly torn between city and country, present and past, self and the community to which he owed so much.

From director and close friend Paul Williams comes a profound exploration of the life and music of this most revered of Australian artists. Co-produced by Dr G Yunupingu himself, the film uses the tools of his music – chord, melody, song – and the sounds of the land to craft an audio-first cinematic experience of beauty and power, offering a rare insight into a reclusive master who spoke in his own inimitable language.

10% of ticket sales will go to the Dr G Yunupingu Foundation

Special Guests

Darwin Entertainment Centre

93 mins
English / Yolngu Matha (Gumatj and Gälpu) with English subtitles
Documentary, Music
Official Selection
Melbourne International Film Festival