A documentary about Australian musician Gurrumul will open the Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival from July 20 to 22.
The screening will also feature director Paul Williams in a QnA session as well as musicians from the film meeting on stage to discuss how they brought the indigenous and western worlds of music together.
Twelve other films – including five Australian and seven directed by women – also make up the three-day festival program.
“Our passion at CDOC is to bring these fascinating worlds populated by even more fascinating characters to audiences in central Victoria,” festival director Geoffrey Smith.
Other documentaries set to screen include an award winning Australian women director Merrilee Bennett examining her troubled relationship with her father in A Song of Air; Something Better to Come, which follows children growing up in the Moscow city dump over 14 years; and the Oscar-nominated Last Men in Aleppo, which looks at the visceral reality of Syria.
“Whether it be in the real-life characters, the real-life stories or the real-world problems dealt with in documentary, audiences are connecting with these films like never before,” Mr Smith said.
The Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival is on from July 20 to 22. For more log on to www.cdocff.com.au