1 hour TV and Feature Documentary
Bringing together unseen archival footage from the 1960s and 1970s, home movies, photographs and news media with personal in-depth interviews, the film introduces contemporary audiences to an exciting and revolutionary chapter in Australian history. BRAZEN HUSSIES pays homage to the achievements of this daring and diverse group of activists while revealing that the feminist fight - with its emphasis on inclusiveness and sexual and cultural diversity - is as relevant and urgent today as ever.
Writer & Director - Catherine Dwyer
Producers - Philippa Campey and Andrea Foxworthy
Executive Producer - Sue Maslin
Consultant - Larissa Behrendt
Script Editor - Annette Blonksi
Developed with the assistance of Film Victoria, Screen Australia and the Documentary Australia Foundation
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There has never been a documentary that comprehensively documents and analyses the Australian experience of one of the greatest social and political movements of the 20thcentury. There is a lost history of social organising, activism and widespread personal and political change that is ripe for reviewing. Because of this movement, laws were rewritten, language changed, public space and personal liberties were radically redefined.
There is currently an enormous groundswell of activity around women’s rights, gender politics and feminism. Brazen Hussies is a call to action and a vehicle to further these debates now.
For the first time, BRAZEN HUSSIES tells the story of the bold women of the Women's Liberation Movement who re-ignited the feminist revolution in Australia.