Outrage against systemic misogyny… allegations of the mistreatment, bullying and sexual abuse of women in the workplace… a cri de coeur for women’s...

Brazen Hussies

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NSW Parliament
6 Macquarie St
2000
Australia

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Brazen Hussies
Brazen Hussies

Speakers

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Catherine Dwyer

Catherine Dwyer is the writer and director of the critically acclaimed documentary Brazen Hussies, a deep dive into the history of the Aussie Women’s Liberation Movement in the 1970s. Catherine was inspired to make the film during her time as an Associate Producer on Mary Dore’s She's Beautiful When She's Angry (2014) about the Women’s Movement in the United States. It was during this experience that Catherine realized how little she knew of her own country’s feminist history and how easily it was being forgotten. Brazen Hussies was nominated for the 2020 AACTA Award for Best Feature Documentary and is listed as one of The Guardian’s top 10 Australian films of 2020.

Elizabeth Reid headshot

Elizabeth Reid

Elizabeth Reid AO has had a distinguished career in national and international public service. She was appointed the world’s first advisor on women's affairs to a head of government by Prime Minister Gough Whitlam in 1973. Elizabeth led the Australian Delegation to the International Women's Year United Nations World Conference in Mexico City in July 1975. Later that year, she was hired by Princess Ashraf Pahlavi of Iran to establish the Asia and Pacific Centre for Women and Development (APCWD) in Tehran (which ended abruptly when the Shah of Iran was overthrown in early 1979). In her career, Elizabeth has founded, established and worked with a number of pioneering and specialised United Nations institutions, government agencies and non-governmental organisations. She was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for service to international relations, particularly for women’s welfare and for HIV/AIDS policy development, in Australia and internationally.

Event Details

Outrage against systemic misogyny… allegations of the mistreatment, bullying and sexual abuse of women in the workplace… a cri de coeur for women’s safety and respect... The rally cry for gender equality is needed now, more than ever, yet sounds shockingly familiar.

Continue the crusade with film director Catherine Dwyer in this Q&A and special screening of Brazen Hussies, her feature documentary charts the rise of the Women’s Liberation movement of the 1960s and 70s. Brazen Hussies shows us how diverse and daring women joined forces to defy the status quo – ultimately contributing to one of the greatest social movements of the 20th Century – feminism.

Catherine is joined by the distinguished Elizabeth Reid AO who was appointed the world’s first advisor on women’s affairs to a head of government by the Australian Labor Government of Gough Whitlam. Joining the panel is Prof. Michelle Arrow author of The Seventies: The Personal, the Political and the making of modern Australia.

Together they’ll look at the successes and failures of Women’s Liberation, and uncover why we all – female and male, young and old – need to keep up the fight for women’s rights.

 

This event is presented Vivid Sydney supported by Parliament House NSW.

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