Feminism & Film: Sydney Women Filmmakers, 1970s & 1980s

A resurgent feminism is grabbing headlines, re-igniting interest in the bold, stirring, witty films championed by the Sydney women’s movement of the 1970s and ’80s. Susan Charlton, Guest Programmer.

Feminism & Film honours the diverse influences and intentions of women who made the films for discussion, committed to the serious undertakings, collaborated on stories of country and culture, and worked for love — but not always money.

Feminism & Film: Personal & Political

Influential women filmmakers and landmark films from the collective filmmaking practices associated with the heady days of the 1970s and '80s women's movement in Sydney.

Feminism & Film: Disruption & Deconstruction

Films that wilfully subvert the language of cinema and experiment with narrative form to extort filmic spaces for women's stories and voices.

Feminism & Film: Culture & Collaboration

Powerful collaborations between non-Indigenous and Aboriginal filmmakers and communities, as a prelude to Aboriginal produced work that burst onto screens from the 1990s.

Suffragette City: Sydney, Feminism & Film

Women filmmakers from the three Feminism & Film programs talk with curator Susan Charlton about Sydney in the 1970s and ’80s; philosophy, pleasure and politics; collectives, collaborations and film co-ops; feminism/s and filmmaking – then and now.