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all about women in film: streaming program

A compelling selection of documentaries made by women filmmakers

Watch works by artists, archivists, storytellers and history makers who create our culture, uncovering lost figures and celebrating emerging voices. Curated by Kate Jinx (MIFF, Golden Age), the program includes two feature films, Brazen Hussies and Coded Bias, along with 4 short documentaries from Australian filmmakers. One purchase gives you access to the full program.

Available to stream to two weeks from Sunday 7 March 2021  | Talks & Ideas

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“Traversing the rise of second-wave feminism, Catherine Dwyer’s documentary is an important contribution to an overlooked past”

The Guardian


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Brazen Hussies

Directed by Catherine Dwyer
Brazen Hussies tells the story of the bold women who ignited a feminist revolution in Australia during the Women’s Liberation era of the 1960s and 70s.

Coded Bias

Directed by Shalini Kantayya
Coded Bias investigates data feminism, algorithmic justice and the women leading change in technology, science and innovation.

The Woman and the Car

Directed by Kate Blackmore
The Woman and The Car looks at motherhood and mobility, film and feminism, through the prism of Margaret Dodd’s classic short This Woman is Not A Car (1982).


Directed by Sarinah Masukor
Polychromatic spotlights the challenges faced by emerging curators (Talia Smith, Tian Zhang, Rebekah Raymond and Nanette Orly) navigating overwhelmingly white spaces, highlighting the importance of bringing more diverse curators into our cultural institutions.

Opening Night: The Order of Arrangements

By Diana Baker Smith and Verónica Tello
Opening Night: The Order of Arrangements analyses how the origin stories of a national art museum are produced and reproduced through archives, art history and museum work.

My Survival as an Aboriginal

Directed by Essie Coffey
My Survival as an Aboriginal is the first documentary to be directed by an Indigenous woman and offers a solution by way of continuing cultural practice.


Directed by Pia Borg
Demonic revisits the infamous Satanic Panic of the 1980s, a mass hysteria where people around the world recovered memories of debauchery, murder, human sacrifice and satanic cults. Blending archive and reconstruction the film uncovers the forces at play between psychiatry, media, and false memory.


More to be announced. 

There's so much more...

all about women in film
first & last, coded bias & brazen hussies
MIFF and Golden Age programmer Kate Jinx returns to curate the incredible All About Women in Film program. From feminist revolutionaries to filmmaking firsts, don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in feminist film.
how smart is artificial intelligence?
kate crawford
Artificial Intelligence systems are trained to represent, interpret and codify human beings. But does the process of classification itself carry implicit bias? And in a data-driven age, what does this mean for the future?
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