She Who Must Be Loved with Q&A
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She Who Must Be Loved with Q&A

Fri Aug 30 12:00 PM

Cinema 3 Orana Cinemas Busselton
General Admission
Unclassified 15+
108 Mins
Fri Aug 30

She Who Must Be Loved is a documentary that tells the epic life story of Alfreda Glynn, Aboriginal woman, stills photographer, co-founder of the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA), and Imparja TV. Part bio-pic, part social history and part detective story, the documentary details the life of a woman born on a remote cattle station north of Alice Springs in 1939, her childhood living under the Aboriginal Protection policies and the impact that had on her and her family's lives.

The film looks at her early adulthood where she managed to carve herself a career as a stills photographer at the same time as having five children and rearing them on her own. It also details how her radicalisation in the early 70’s came about and how with unstoppable enthusiasm, she channeled her energy into establishing CAAMA with a bunch of other likeminded people (both black and white) who then created Australian history by being the first to broadcast regular programming in Aboriginal languages on radio.

Often described as someone ahead of her time the story looks at how Freda quickly grasped the (then) amazing possibilities of satellite technology and what it could offer to Aboriginal people.As a result she and CAAMA took on media magnate Kerry Packer in what was dubbed the David and Goliath battle of the century to win the Remote Commercial Television station license and establish Imparja TV.

The film also follows Freda’s attempts to uncover the mystery of a story she was told as a young woman, a story about her grandmother being killed in a massacre around the time Central Australia was first being colonised. By the end of the film audiences will have insights into a very special woman, her feisty and tenacious nature and how through all kinds of hardships she has maintained a positive and peaceful optimism.

A filmmaker Q&A follows the screening.

Fri Aug 30

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Cinema 3 Orana Cinemas Busselton

27 Albert Street Busselton, Western Australia, 6280