Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe

We champion gender equality and support the empowerment of women and girls worldwide.

 

Gender equality is enshrined in the United Nation’s Declaration of Human Rights, but gender-based discrimination is still deeply entrenched in our society.

In Australia alone, the average full-time weekly wage for a woman is 15% less than a man’s (Australian Human Rights Commission 2018), and one in three Australian women have experienced physical or sexual violence since the age of 15 (Australian Human Rights Commission 2018). Worldwide, girls are often denied access to basic education and healthcare, and women are under-represented in politics (UN Women 2016).

While significant strides are being made – more girls than ever are enrolling in school, for example, and more women than ever are in the worldwide workforce (UN Women 2016) – much progress still needs to occur, and documentary film can play a powerful role in shifting attitudes, spreading awareness, and ultimately effecting lasting social change leading to gender parity and increased female empowerment.

 


Recent Projects

 

BRAZEN HUSSIESTHE WOMEN OF STEEL
Brazen Hussies reveals a revolutionary chapter in Australian history, the Women’s Liberation Movement (1965 -1975). Interweaving freshly uncovered archival footage, personal photographs, memorabilia and lively personal accounts from activists, BRAZEN HUSSIES shows us how a daring and diverse group of women joined forces to defy the status quo, demand equality and create profound social change – contributing to one of the greatest social movements of the 20th CenturyThe world’s most unlikely athletes: couch potatoes, the morbidly obese, mentally ill, domestic violence victims, “too busy” Mums with disabled children. One thing in common: they can’t run, bike or swim. So why the hell are they taking on one of the world’s toughest challenges? We’re not sure either but we’re going to find out. Welcome to the Women of Steel.

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ROSEMARY’S WAYHER SOUND, HER STORY
Rosemary’s Way is a celebration of the remarkable Rosemary Kariuki and her unique work in drawing migrant women out of their suburban isolation, into connection with other cultures, so they can better participate in Australian life. In the film, Rosemary is our host, our guide, our effervescent facilitator; but the key characters are the migrant women who are drawn into her wake. By following Rosemary over the course of a year on her various adventures with these women, the film takes us on a deep dive into their lives. We are witness to intimate revelations, that are uncensored and come straight from the heart, as the women share their experiences with other women. And what we discover is surprising and unexpected.
Her Sound, Her Story is an intimate conversation unveiling the personal experiences, histories and significant social impacts of women in the Australian music industry. Featuring more than 45 artists spanning six decades, its unique narrative brims with rage, strength, beauty and triumph: a moving and powerful dialogue that extends beyond the music industry to ask, “Where do we want women’s voices to sit in the world today?”
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Films That Need Your Support

 

Geeta

by Emma Macey

Raised Percent :
23.65%
$110,000.00
Funding Goal
$26,016.00
Fund Raised

Strong Female Lead

by Karina Holden

Raised Percent :
33.89%
$45,000.00
Funding Goal
853
Days to go
$15,250.00
Fund Raised

Visible Farmer

by Gisela Kaufmann

Raised Percent :
68.43%
$360,000.00
Funding Goal
22
Days to go
$246,350.00
Fund Raised

 

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Films You Can Watch

EmbraceThe Baulkham Hills African Ladies TroupeI Used To Be Normal
The Hunting GroundI Am A GirlPower Meri
Constance On The EdgePaper TrailsThe Will To Fly

 

More films about Women + Girls

 


Documentary Australia Initiatives

SheDoc

First launched in 2016, SheDoc is a Documentary Australia Foundation initiative to support female documentary filmmakers, proudly supported by CreateNSW and RØDE Microphones. The fellowship program aims to make a pivotal intervention in a woman’s filmmaking career and is open to women, resident in NSW, working in documentary at any stage of their career and in any key creative role.

 

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