Australia’s answer to The Buena Vista Social Club, The Song Keepers tells the joyous and poignant story of an Aboriginal women’s choir and their historic tour of Germany to perform German hymns in their traditional language.
“As astonishing as the underlying situation remains, and as vibrant as the melodies are to hear, it’s the stories behind the choir that resound even after the choir stops.” Sarah Ward, Goethe-Institute Australien Magazine
While there are problems here (and a lack of real tension), the ladies themselves are engaging and their singing is beautiful” David Bradley Adelaide Review
“Though a bit repetitive, the film is a satisfying celebration of these women, their conductor, Morris Stuart, and their music.” David Stratton.
Director: Naina Sen
Writer: Naina Sen
Stars: Morris Stuart, Robert Borgas, Judy Brumby
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