WITCHES AND FAGGOTS, DYKES AND POOFTERS + Q&A
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WITCHES AND FAGGOTS, DYKES AND POOFTERS + Q&A

NFSA RESTORES
Fri
12
Fri Nov 12 6:00 PM

Arc Cinema
Allocated Seating
60 Mins
1980 | DCP | Australia | P: Digby Duncan [Note Digby is producer, ‘Director’ was technically One in Seven Collective]   

Digitally restored by our NFSA Restores program in 2018, Witchesand Faggots, Dykes and Poofters(One in Seven Collective, produced by Digby Duncan, 1980), gives a near contemporary history of the events surrounding the first march by 'the 78ers'.   

The first Mardi Gras took place in very different circumstances to the way the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade is celebrated today. In1978, homosexuality was a criminal offence in NSW and the march by gay rights activists on 24 June that year met strong police opposition and resulted in 53 marchers being arrested.  

The documentary gives context to the gay rights movement of the time through contemporary interviews with the 78ersand others fighting for equality, an important part of Australian history.  

Join us after the screening for a Q&A session via zoom in Arc Cinema with producer Digby Duncan.  

‘An incredibly well-crafted film … a reminder of how far we’ve come and how far we haven’t’ – ccpopculture.com 

Arc Cinema

1 McCoy Circuit Acton, Australian Capital Territory, 2601