THE SONG KEEPERS: Q&A WITH DIRECTOR NAINA SEN
Central Australia’s answer to The Buena Vista Social Club, The Song Keepers tells the uplifting story of women from the world’s oldest culture preserving some of the world’s oldest sacred songs, connecting Germany to Indigenous history in the process.
Join us for a very special screening introduced by director Naina Sen who will hold a Q&A after the film.
Tickets at regular prices. Bookings highly recommended. No Free Tickets
Genre: Documentary, Music. Dir: Naina Sen. Country: Australia.
In the churches of remote Central Australia, a 140-year musical legacy of ancient Aboriginal languages, German sacred hymns and baroque music is being preserved by four generations of women that make up the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir.
With their musical director Morris Stuart, they embark on an historical tour of Germany, singing the baroque Lutheran hymns brought to their great grandparents by German missionaries in their own Western Arrarnta and Pitjantjatjara languages.
Together these remarkable women take their music and stories of cultural survival to the world.