Indigenous Women's Film Festival


Michelle La Combe


Indigenous Women’s Film Festival: Women of the Sun

Wednesday 11 March > 5.30 – 8.30pm
Alinta: The Flame (Episode 1) +
Maydina: The Shadow (Episode 2)

Wednesday 18 March> 5.30 – 8.30pm
Nerida Anderson (Episode 3) +
Lo-Arna (Episode 4)

Wednesday 25 March > 5.30 – 8.30pm
Women of the Sun: 25 Years Later

In celebration of International Women’s Day CMAG and the ACT Office for Women present Women of the Sun. This remarkable four-part drama series, made in 1981, tells the story of four Aboriginal women. The first story is set in the 1820s, the second in the 1890s, the third in the 1930s and the fourth in the 1980s. In 2006 a further episode, Women of the Sun: 25 Years Later, was made. The series had a tremendous impact, bringing the story of Aboriginal women – in their own language – to a national audience for the first time. Women of the Sun won nine national and international awards including the United Nations Media Peace Prize and two Australian Writer’s Guild Awards. A great chance to relive this amazing achievement in Australian film, in association with Women’s History Month.

Cost: Free, includes after-work refreshments
RSVP: 6207 3968, for catering purposes
CMAG Theatrette

Women of the Sun Study Guide


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