ACMI presents

The Sapphires

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About the program

"In country and western music they've lost, they've given up, they're just at home whining about loss. In soul music, they're struggling to get it back, and they haven't given up..."

Introduce your students to this exuberant film adaptation of Tony Briggs’ celebrated play. Driven by strong female characters, The Sapphires explores themes of family and identity along with the challenges faced by young Aboriginal women in the 1960s. The talk explores themes, narrative techniques, film language, character and music.

This program runs for approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes. This includes a screening of the film, a short interval and a 40 minute lecture.

To make a new booking, a minimum of 50 students is required.

Wayne Blair, 103 mins, Australia, 2012, PG


Request a Term 1 2019 booking


Start a New Session

This program can be booked for 30-160 students. Join a scheduled session (below) or start a new session on an alternative date (above). To start a new session, you must have at least 30 students. No minimum group size applies for scheduled sessions.

  • Wed 27 Feb
    • 10.00AM
  • Wed 13 Mar
    • 10.00AM