The Fort

HOTA Home of the Arts

host: Be There

where: Thursday 24th November, 6:30 pm HOTA Home of the Arts

135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

$24.00 AUD Admission + $2.00 booking fee = $26.00

*This screening has a Q&A session.

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This special screening is presented by MATE Bystander

MATE Bystander, an initiative Griffith University, has partnered with not-for-profit Voice of Change, FanForce and HOTA to host a screening of The Fort.


MATE is an education and intervention program teaching us all to be leaders in the prevention of violence and problematic behaviour. The bystander approach focuses not on the perpetrator or victim of violence rather, what we can all do to prevent violence in our homes, workplaces, schools and communities.

In 2021, MATE partnered with the Queensland Government and Telstra Purple to launch Be There, a free domestic violence bystander support app that gives direct access to tools that empower, educate and support you to help someone who is experiencing domestic or family violence. Access the app here:

A domestic violence bystander support app.

Faced with the harrowing reality of family violence, a mother and her young son discover the fantasy world that provides them with sanctuary can’t protect them forever.


What does a mother do when she doesn’t want her son to become his father?

Where do you go… who do you turn to… when home is where the harm is? Living with family violence, young mother Kitty and her son Tom create a fort that transports them to a series of fantasy worlds that provide an escape from the hostilities they face at home. But, when reality overtakes fantasy,  what does a mother do when she doesn’t want her son to become his father?


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