Celebrate Women In Cinema With Seen & Heard Film Festival
The screening will raise money for charities supporting refugees in Australia.
After a two-year hiatus from Sydney, the Seen & Heard Film Festival is returning for a one-night only screening.
This special night will celebrate women in cinema and will also help raise money for charities supporting refugees in Australia.
Since its inception, the Seen & Heard Film Festival has aimed to promote the work of women behind the camera, and bring to light gender differences in the mainstream film industry. A diverse range of filmmaking is shown — including thematically, stylistically, and politically.
On the evening of 31 March, a one-night special screening event of The Drover's Boy and a fundraiser for charities supporting refugees in Australia will be held.
The Drover's Boy, directed by Margaret McHugh, is a hybrid documentary set in 1920s outback Australia, which recalls a time when it was illegal for white Australians and Aboriginals to marry. Thus, a drover and his Aboriginal wife are forced to pass off their relationship under the guise of her being a "drover's boy." This means she has to bind her breast, cut her hair and change her name to disguise herself as an Aboriginal boy.
This tender and important love story, based on a ballad by Australian bush legend Ted Egan, pays tribute to this forbidden union and the significant contribution Aboriginal women have made to the pastoral history of frontier Australia.
Tickets are on sale now and are by donation: Pay as you feel.
When: Thursday, 31 March 2016, 7.30pm - 10.30pm
Where: Red Rattler Theatre, 6 Faversham St. Marrickville, NSW