THE BAULKHAM HILLS AFRICAN LADIES TROUPE

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Documentary

84 minutes

2016

ROS HORIN

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synopsis

THE BAULKHAM HILLS AFRICAN LADIES TROUPE is a celebration of the remarkable spirits of four African women survivors of sexual abuse, and the triumph of their improbable theatre troupe.
Four women fled from different parts of Africa to Australia in order to escape violence and abuse. They find a safe haven in Australia, but still they hold their pain silently within them. Until they decide to join a theatre group… and speak out. Under the nurturing guidance of theatre director Ros Horin, they collaborate to let their life stories be transformed into an extraordinary and joyously uplifting theatrical experience. This film charts their personal journeys from trauma to healing and public triumphs, as the Troupe’s show moves from a stage in western Sydney out to the world.

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Aminata Conteh-Biger, Yordanos Haile- Michael, Rosemary Kariuki-Fyfe, Yarrie Bangura

crew:

DIRECTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER Ros Horin

fan quotes:

"This film inspires in two important ways - art is at its best when it allows catharsis through storytelling and a nation is at its best when it provides a refuge for humanity to heal and flourish". Dr George Miller – Director of Mad Max: Fury Road

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