Get liberated at Bathurst Library

Bathurst Library is holding a special screening of the Australian documentary, Brazen Hussies, to celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. 

This free event will be held on Friday 11 March at 6pm to showcase the 2020 film that celebrates a revolutionary chapter in Australian history, the Women’s Liberation Movement (1965-1975). 

The Australian Women’s Liberation Movement was born amidst the tumultuous politics of the 1960s, influenced by the anti-war, anti-imperialist, and civil rights movements worldwide. Brazen Hussies captures a revolutionary time when groups of bold and brazen feminist activists around the country banded together for women’s rights. 

Manager Library Services, Patou Clerc, says the film combines a treasure trove of startling archive footage with interviews from key activists from around Australia and features a fabulous soundtrack. “Celebrating this important history gives us an opportunity to reassess and discuss where we are at as a society, what gains have been made, what is at risk and where we are headed”, Ms Clerc says. “While the struggle is far from over, we can be inspired by the pioneering efforts of those who came before us and changed our world forever.” 

An interactive discussion of the themes raised by the film will be facilitated by community member Jenny Barry. “This film is a brilliant snapshot of a groundbreaking time in Australia’s history and a wonderful way to celebrate International Women’s Day,” Ms Barry says. 

The event will be held at Bathurst Library, 70-78 Keppel Street, and will start at 6pm. The film running time is 90 minutes. Places are limited and bookings are essential. Call the library on 6333 6281 to secure your spot.

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