Brazen Hussies 93 mins

3675 Brazen Hussies

Starts Thu 5 Nov at:
Luna Leederville

Brazen Hussies tells the story of the bold women of the Women's Liberation Movement, who re-ignited the feminist revolution in Australia (1965-75). 

Interweaving freshly uncovered archival footage, personal photographs, memorabilia and lively personal accounts from activists all around Australia,  Brazen Hussies shows us how a daring and diverse group of women joined forces to defy the status quo, demand equality and create profound social change. Contributing to one of the greatest social movements of the 20th Century, at times at a great personal cost.

This feature documentary shows the moment the fuse was lit on the Women’s Movement in Australia. It is full of the raw energy and determination that fuelled feminism for the next 50 years.

There has never been a documentary that comprehensively documents and analyses the Australian experience of one of the greatest social and political movements of the 20th Century. There is a lost history of social organising,  activism and widespread personal and political change that is ripe for review. Because of this movement, laws were rewritten, the language changed, public space and personal liberties were radically redefined.
There is currently an enormous groundswell of activity around women’s rights, gender politics and feminism. Brazen Hussies is a call to action and a vehicle to further these debates now. 

 Join us on Tuesday 27 October at Luna Leederville for a Q&A screening and panel discussion with Brazen Hussies writer/director Catherine Dwyer's (on Skype) and special in cinema guests Michele Kosky and Dr Carmen Lawrence talking about the women who started a feminist revolution in Australia following the 6.30pm session. The evening will be hosted by Tania Chambers, OAM, Chair of the WA Screen Industry Diversity Leadership Group, Member of Screen Australia's Gender Taskforce and Founder and Producer at Feisty Dame Productions. 

Join us from 6.00pm and purchase drinks from our cinema pop-up bar for your enjoyment. The film starts at 6.30pm 

 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 – Post Production, Researcher and Assistant Editor on Mary Dore’s critically acclaimed and award-winning documentary She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (2014) - the story of the US Women’s Liberation Movement. Catherine was the Impact Producer on Freedom Stories (dir. Steven Thomas 2016), a documentary that explores the achievements and stories of former ‘boat people’ who arrived in Australian  

Michele Kosky, Former Executive Dir.of Health Consumer Council WA.

Dr Carmen Lawrence, Former Premier / treasurer of WA, Emeritus Professor. 


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