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Wash My Soul in the River’s Flow

October 27, 2022 7:00 pm

Wallis Cinema Mildura

A love story. A legendary concert. A personal tale of trauma & transcendence.

A special tribute to much the loved shining icons in our nation’s culture Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter. Award-winning, revered and widely admired artists, they occupied a unique place in Australian music and society and left an enduring legacy.   

In 2004, Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter, artists at the peak of their power, told their stories through spoken word and song in Kura Tungar—Songs from the River, a collaboration with Paul Grabowsky and the the 22-piece Australian Art Orchestra. Now, Hunter and Roach’s profoundly moving experiences—about being stolen as children, finding each other and returning to Country—come to the big screen in a cinematic celebration of love, survival and triumph.

Wash My Soul in the River’s Flow uses footage combining conversations, rehearsals, and the opening night, with breathtaking images of Hunter’s Ngarrindjeri country in South Australia, the film is a portrait of artists at the peak of their powers and a profoundly moving story of loss, love and what it means to truly come ‘home’.

“This beautiful film is, in every way, a memorable experience”
– David Stratton, The Australian
“Poignant, inspiring, ethereal…a glorious and intimate experience”
– Jane Freebury, The Canberra Times
“A film that blew me away… You need to watch this.” Jacinta Parsons, ABC Radio Melbourne
“Mesmerising” – Sandra Hall, Sydney Morning Herald


Arts Mildura would like to acknowledge the Latji Latji, Nyeri Nyeri, Ngintait, and Wergaia people as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work, along with their neighbours the Barkindji, Maraura, Mutti Mutti, Tatti Tatti and Wotjabaluk people.

We pay our respects to each of these communities and to their elders past and present.