From having to relinquish a child, to facing daily violence as a front-line medical worker, to being Sudanese in downtown Melbourne, to smuggling lipstick down your cleavage to give to refugee women in off-shore detention… this compelling series of short animated documentaries gives voice to Australian women whose lives have been blighted by the institutions and people who were supposed to be protecting them.
Speaking to camera, the women’s stories, both individually and collectively, raise big questions about the society we live in… How come institutional abuse is able to persist? What does society owe its most vulnerable? Are some Australians ‘more equal’ than others?
Using simple rotoscoped lines and minimal sound, each engaging episode is raw, direct and authentic.