Your donation will support the ground-breaking documentary film, The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe.
We are incredibly grateful to our many supporters who have helped us to complete the film of The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe. It premiered at the Sydney Film Festival in June 2016 and had a nation wide cinema release in Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane in Oct 2016. It went on to screen internationally at festivals in India, France and the United States.
The next stage of the journey for this project is to begin work on our ambitious social change objectives. We believe the film can be an important tool to help change attitudes, deepen understanding and build empathy amongst front line community services and the broader community towards women who have experienced violence and trauma, particularly refugee women.
Amongst all the political noise around refugees, asylum seekers and the hostility towards sexual abuse survivors, The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe offers an inspiring look at 4 former refugees women's paths from trauma to empowerment. Donate to the project and help us start a more compassionate conversation about these incredible individuals who have survived traumatic experiences.
Your tax-deductible donation will help to spread its messages of transformation and hope across the world. We are looking to raise $300,000 to implement this inspiring social change agenda.
We are creating education resources for secondary school students and training resources for front-line workers so that they better understand the issues facing refugee women and victims of abuse and trauma. The film will be screened around the country for police, medical works, counselors, Government family services staff and other front line workers.
The social impact campaign is designed shift prevailing attitudes that suggest that rape is a source of blame for the victim. We want women to support each other, and report violence in the knowledge that the authorities will treat them with respect.
Help us celebrate the transformative power of the arts as well as the importance of bringing awareness to one of the biggest tragedies of our time.
90% of women refugees will have been subjected to sexual violence at some stage in process of becoming a refugee. We want to empower survivors to lift their cloak of shame, and seek help.
We want the film to become a tool to advocate to policy makers about the power of art to both heal trauma and build social cohesion. We want students and teachers to see the film, so that their understanding of the experiences of many refugees in our community can contribute towards safe, inclusive school environments.
Bring your community or organisation together for a screening and start a more compassionate conversation about refugees and asylum seekers.
One Hundred Women
The film was made possible with the help of our wonderful One Hundred Women, a group dedicated to breaking the silence, deepening understanding and building empathy towards women who have experienced violence and abuse.