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Brazen Hussies

트레일러 재생

Catherine DWYER

  • Australia
  • 2020
  • International Premiere
  • 90min
  • 15 +
  • color, b&w

documentary / women's liberation / social change

SYNOPSIS

Brazen Hussies reveals a revolutionary chapter in Australian history, the Women's Liberation Movement (1965 -1975). Interweaving freshly uncovered archival footage, personal photographs, memorabilia and lively personal accounts from activists, the film shows us how daring and diverse group of women joined forces to defy the status quo, demand equality and create profound social change.

PROGRAM NOTE

The film begins by reflecting on the gender structure of Australia in the 1950s and 1960s, when women's labor was limited to domestic reproductive labor. And immediately, the film asks us to recall the early 20th century, when women's suffrage was not taken for granted. It shows various women's movements since the 1950s, following the film footages and the retrospectives of women who participated in the movement. The history of the women's liberation movement of which this film reminds us is not a pre-determined path. The movement is consisted with lots of dissonant voices; firstly, the women-related issue is raised as that of universal human rights, and the problem follows as how to respond to the discrimination against women within the peace movement, and how we can embrace the voices of minority groups when the women's movement transitions to the stage of policy development. As such, various issues such as labor, class, race, and sexuality have made the women’s movements difficult and enriching at the same time. This film delivers a message of understanding which the women’s movements are sorts of universal movements which renew themselves with various inclusive minorities. Then the problem lies within us; how can we respond to this understanding here in now? [LEE Yumi] 

schedule

Code Time Theater Grade

Director

  • Catherine DWYER
    First time director Catherine Dwyer was inspired to make a film about the history of the Women’s Movement in Australia through her experience working as Associate Producer on Mary Dore’s critically acclaimed and award-winning documentary She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (2014).

Credit

  • ProducerAndrea FOXWORTHY, Philippa CAMPEY
  • Cast Elizabeth REID, Anne SUMMERS, Barbara CREED, Kate JENNINGS, Martha ANSARA
  • Screenwriter Catherine DWYER
  • Cinematographer Anna HOWARD ACS
  • Editor Rosie JONES
  • Music Amanda BROWN
  • Sound Emma BORTIGNON

WORLD SALES

Film Camp / Philippa Campey / pip@filmcamp.com.au