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.

Wayne Blair, 103 mins, Australia, 2012, PG

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