“This movement resonates around the globe and here in Australia, where we have become inured to the high incarceration rates and deaths in custody of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It’s as if their lives do not matter,” said Aboriginal leader, former Commissioner into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, and 2008 Laureate Senator Pat Dodson.
Over 10 days from 1 September, the Channels Festival 2017: 'Futures of' presents some of the best new contemporary moving image from over 90 Australian and international artists in 14 events - including four new commissioned artworks by Australian women artists.
"One the Bear" brings colour back to theatre with a modern day fairy tale – two best-bear friends raising a ruckus against the dystopian rule of hunters as they spit rhymes that fuse feminist hip hop, afropunk and global music. Together, One and Ursula demand more for their tribe as they explore identity, friendship, exploitation and appropriation in a celebrity-obsessed world.
Lipstick Under My Burkha is the bold narrative of four feisty women in rebellion against the social conventions which confine them. The story follows four sassy women, exploring their sexual awakening through daring and secretive quests. Their lust for excitement leads to compromising situations, fuelling the humour injected throughout the film.
Originally from Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory, growing up Emily loved hearing her uncles sing, but also realised that women from her community rarely sang in public. Wanting to inspire and empower members of her community, especially young Indigenous women, to find their voice, Emily sings original music both in English and Anindilyakwa, her original language.
Turkey has a rich cinematic history dating back to 1914 when the first Turkish feature film was produced. During the 1960's, Turkey enjoyed its golden era and was among the top five film production countries of the world. Now, a new wave of exciting directors and filmmakers are taking the world by storm.