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Film screening: Servant or Slave (2016)

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Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
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Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:30 to 13:30
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Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Lecture Theatre, Level 2
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Film screening: Servant or Slave (2016)
As part of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) 2019 NAIDOC Week programming, we are pleased to present a free lunchtime screening of the documentary film Servant or Slave. About Servant or Slave (2016) In Australia, during the era of the Stolen Generation, thousands of Aboriginal girls were taken from their families and pressed into domestic servitude by the Australian Government. Servant or Slave (2016) follows the lives of 5 such women, stolen from their families and trained to be domestic servants and later forced into slave labour where they endured immense hardship, rape, and even torture – coerced into remaining silent or even punished for reporting mistreatment to the local police or institutional authorities. Bringing to light the heartbreaking experiences of Rita Wright, Violet West, the Wenberg sisters Adelaide, Valerie (Linow) and Rita, Servant or Slave observes the strength and determination of these courageous women as they pursue justice for the crimes committed against them, opening up their stories for all to understand and acknowledge. Director: Steven McGregor Year: 2016 Rated: M (mature themes) Duration: 58 minutes Image: Servant or Slave (still), 2016, Image courtesy of Umbrella Films