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Wash My Soul in the River's Flow NAIDOC Week Special Screening

Wash My Soul in the River's Flow NAIDOC Week Special Screening

3:00pm, Sun 10 July, 2022
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A love story. A legendary concert. A personal tale of trauma and transcendence.

Leaps and Bounds Music Festival is celebrating NAIDOC Week 2022 and embracing the theme of Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! and we’re excited to present a special screening of the documentary Wash My Soul in the River’s Flow

The film is a love story told in song and spoken word, from the points of view of Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter — First Nation singer-songwriters and icons of Australian music.

Ruby and Archie have performed with the best – Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Paul Simon, Sting and Joan Armatrading, among others. In 2021, Roach was on the cover of Rolling Stone as one of the 50 most influential Australian artists of all time with AC/DC, Nic Cave, Kylie Minogue, Michael Hutchence and Sia, among others. Ruby signed with a major record label in 1993, the first Indigenous woman to do so. She is a trailblazer and hero to a new generation of First Nations women in music including: Jess Mauboy, Alice Skye, Casey Donovan, Emily Wurramara, Barkaa and executive producer of Wash My Soul In The River’s Flow, soul singer Emma Donovan.

Join us after the screening for a panel discussion and Q&A with Amos Roach and Jason Tamiru, discussing the legacy of Archie and Ruby.

Event times:

3pm Doors

3.30pm Movie Screening (88mins)

5pm Panel discussion with Q&A

Amos Roach

Amos Roach is a proud Ngarrandjerri/ Djab Wurrung/Gunditj Mara man. 

His music presents a narrative of healing, told with song and dance. Amos’s voice travels between the Desert, the Riverland and the Saltwater to the city like smoke from a fire. 

Amos is a cultural practitioner.  Traditional First Nations culture informs the fundamentals of his craft.  His music is part of the song-line that connects people and Country.   His dances reconnect country to culture.

Find out more: washmysoulfilm.com

“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

"One of the most beautiful films ever made" – Dave Griffiths, Heavy Cinema

All under 18s must be supervised by an adult. ID required. 


This event has been supported by the Victorian State Government's CovidSafe Outdoor Activation Funding

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Leaps and Bounds is proudly supported by Plakkit Media, SoundMerch and PBS FM.