Archie Roach. Photographer Martin Philbey. Courtesy of Wash My Soul Productions

NAIDOC Week is a chance to come together and celebrate the histories, cultures and achievements of  First Nations people. 

Each year NAIDOC chooses a theme to build the celebrations around. In 2022 that theme is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! and is focused on supporting and securing institutional, structural, collaborative and cooperative reforms.

Wash My Soul in the River's Flow Movie Screening

To celebrate 2022 NAIDOC Week, Mildura Rural City Council is pleased to offer a free community screening of 'Wash My Soul in the River’s Flow' - a cinematic reinvention of a legendary concert that premiered in 2004.

Kura Tungar - Songs from the River was a collaboration between First Nations singer-songwriters Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter (dec.) working with Paul Grabowsky and the 22-piece Australian Art Orchestra. Using footage combining conversations, rehearsals and the opening night, while also including images of Hunter’s Ngarrindjeri country in South Australia, 'Wash My Soul in the River’s Flow' is a portrait of these artists at the peak of their powers. It is also a story of loss, love and what it means to truly come ‘home’.

Council is hosting a special screening of the event at the following time:

WHEN: Sunday 3 July from 6.30pm to 8.30pm
WHERE: Wallis Cinemas Mildura (Deakin Avenue)


A second free screening will also be held on Friday 8 July at the Roxy Theatre in Ouyen – contact the Ouyen Service Centre on 03 5018 8600 for more details.