NAIDOC & Reconciliation

Bring your community together to acknowledge Australia’s indigenous history and open up the discussion for a better future.


What's the film about?


RUNTIME: 89 minutes


Seventeen years in the making, WASH MY SOUL IN THE RIVER’S FLOW is a cinematic reinvention of a legendary concert. A celebration of the love, lives and luminous talent of artists Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter.

Over two years Ruby and Archie collaborated with Paul Grabowsky and the Australian Art Orchestra to create the seminal 2004 concert Kura Tungar: Songs from the River.

As a child, Ruby was forcibly taken from her family under the government’s assimilation policy. Years later she met Archie, another member of the Stolen Generation, at a Salvation Army drop-in centre. The story of their lives, as told through their music and lively yarns, celebrates country and culture, resilience, and family.

WHEN SHOULD we screen the film?

There are many significant days throughout the year acknowledge our country’s First Nations.

NAIDOC Week (3rd-10th July) is one of those opportunities, as well as Reconciliation Week (May), National Sorry Day (26th May) or whenever your community celebrates Indigenous culture. 

what's included in the screening kit?

· Public Exhibition License

· All the marketing tools to promote your event (posters, images, trailers, socials, press)

· Immersive cinema experience including on-screen preshow presentations

· Screening Format (DVD/Bluray/DCP)

· Event run sheet you can customise

· Event ideas to make your screening an engaging experience for your audience

· Click here for the NAIDOC Week Celebration Screening Information Sheet


Q: Can I screen the film more than once?

A: Yes! Additional screening fees apply. Get in touch with us for more details. 

Q: Do I need a license to screen a film? 

A: Yes! In Australia, you need a Public Exhibition License to screen a film anywhere outside of a private residence, including in managed care residences. We take care of this for you in your booking though. 

Q: What types of venues can I screen in?

A: Aside from regular cinemas, you can screen films in performing arts theatres, community halls, Clubs, school auditoriums, and even resorts and hotels. 

Q: What do I need to do after I have booked?

A: Simple. Book a venue. Use our marketing tool kit. Attract an audience. Host the event!

acknowledging our past, shaping our future

NAIDOC Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. 

Click here for FOA – Booking Terms & Conditions

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We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live, the Gumbaynggirr people, and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present, and emerging. 

This always was and always will be Aboriginal land. 

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