Human Rights Arts & Film Festival 2019 ACMI + HRAFF present

Australia Says Yes + Q&A

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The night 62% of Australians cried out a resounding “YES!” to same-sex marriage was a triumphant celebration of love, but it was also the culmination of decades of difficult, and occasionally deadly, activism. Australia Says Yes goes behind-the-scenes of the Yes campaign as its leaders are given months to develop a strategy to deliver marriage equality in Australia.

The film also explores Australia’s dark past of criminalising homosexuality, and the trailblazers who bravely stood up for gay rights in an era when homosexuality carried the death penalty. Featuring key players including Dr Kerryn Phelps, Edie Shepherd, Alex Greenwich, Peter de Waal, Peter “Bon” Bonsall-Boone and Magda Szubanski.

Join us for a post film Q&A