The Song Keepers

7.30pm Mon

Indigenous Visions

Directed by Naina Sen


Special Closing Night event presented by Darwin filmmaker Naina Sen and Producer Rachel Clements

In the obscure churches of remote Central Australia, a hidden musical legacy of ancient Aboriginal languages, sacred poetry and baroque music is being preserved by the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir.

Embarking on a tour of Germany, the choir return the hymns given to their great grandparents by missionaries, this time sung in their own Aboriginal languages.


Born in New Delhi, India, and based in Darwin, Naina Sen is an award winning documentary filmmaker, creative producer and video installation/projection artist specialising in crosscultural storytelling.

A remarkable and enormously enjoyable documentary about a rather improbable concert tour.

Karl Quinn, Sydney Morning Herald
Special Guests

Deckchair Cinema

80 mins
English, Western Arrernte & Pitajantjatjara with English subtitles
Documentary, Music
Official Selection
Melbourne International Film Festival