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Brazen Hussies

(Rated M)

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“A small band of people can change the world”

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Overview

A rousing and enlightening new documentary from first-time director Catherine Dwyer, Brazen Hussies looks back at the revolutionary history of the Women’s Liberation Movement in Australia. Combining an array of archival footage and illuminating first-hand accounts from major feminist figures including Anne Summers, Elizabeth Reid, Pat O’Shane, Martha Ansara, Kerryn Higgs and more, the film brings to life the stories of a bold group of women who demanded equality, defied societal expectations and enacted meaningful social change. Showing how women began campaigning around issues including reproductive rights, affordable childcare, equal pay, domestic violence and more, Brazen Hussies brilliantly demonstrates the first stirrings of a battle that continues to be fought today.

Official Selection
— Brisbane International Film Festival 2020, Adelaide Film Festival 2020
“An important contribution to an overlooked past”
— The Guardian
“Fascinating and revealing”
— The Sydney Morning Herald
“Brings to life the rambunctious, contested history of Australian second-wave feminism”
— ArtsHub
“Does an excellent job of condensing and capturing what was a heady and turbulent period of consciousness raising and revolution in Australia”
— The Conversation

Why You Should See This Film

It’s fascinating to see how the feminist movement of the ‘60s and ‘70s played out on our home soil, and it’s a history that feels especially relevant and worth revisiting in the present moment. Did you know that women in Queensland weren’t allowed to drink in public bars until 1970? Next time you head down to the pub, raise a glass to Merle Thornton and Rosalie Bogner, who chained themselves to Brisbane’s Regatta Hotel in 1965 in protest of the archaic law.

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  • Year: 2020
  • Rating: M
  • Director: Catherine Dwyer
  • Cast: Anne Summers, Elizabeth Reid, Pat O’Shane, Lilla Watson
  • Duration: 93 minutes
  • Language: English
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