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.
Yawuru Jarndu first started operating in 1987 when it was established as an Indigenous women’s resource centre by Yawuru women, with the aim of recording oral history and preserving Yawuru language and culture. The organisation evolved into an arts and textiles business, offering training in screen printing and dressmaking, producing fabrics for clothing and home wares, designed and made by local Indigenous artists.
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.
Searching for the secular songs that were sung after church, Jessie Lloyd explores the day to day life on the missions, settlements and reserves through music. From cultural identity to love and loss, these rare songs consist of almost forgotten stories that can now shed light into the history of our Indigenous elders, families and communities.
“Cleverman combines high production value with the best of the sci-fi genre with rich storytelling of moral and political conflicts,” said Jan Diedrichsen, General Manager, SundanceTV. “We are proud to bring this unique and entertaining series to U.S. audiences for a second season.”