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‘I’m just trying to stay alive’: as the end approaches, David Gulpilil is feted one more time

The chemo has stopped working

Now the other “white fellas medicine” – immunotherapy – has had to stop too.

  • Garry Maddox
  • WAtoday

David Gulpilil knows that, with lung cancer and emphysema, the end is approaching.

“I’m only waiting,” the great Aboriginal actor, dancer, singer and painter says in a new documentary.

“I’m walking like across the desert of country – long, long way – until the time comes for me.”

After five decades of mesmerising performances on screen and stage, Gulpilil has been feted one more time – hopefully not the last time – at the world premiere of Molly Reynolds’ My…

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