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Film Club Discussion: 'The Sapphires'

Come and chat with colleagues about this uplifting musical comedy

Come and chat with colleagues about this uplifting musical comedy

About this Event

Inspired by a true story, THE SAPPHIRES follows four vivacious, young and talented Aboriginal women from a remote mission as they as they create an all girl singing group (with a little help from a lanky talent-show host) and travel to entertain U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968.

Described as a 'sparkling debut' for film-maker Wayne Blair, the movie received a ten minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012.

The film is available on Netflix and Amazon.


In this Film Club meeting we'll have a quick refresher on the plot of the film and then break into groups for discussion (so make sure you've watched the movie before the meeting!). Did you love it? Laugh? Cry? Or did it leave you cold? It's your chance to chat with colleagues about both the film and it's messages - and to reflect on what it means for us in Education NSW.


Please note that the film is rated PG (for sexuality, a scene of war violence, some offensive language, thematic elements and smoking)


This event is brought to you by the department's RAP team and is part of a series that seeks to educate and inform about Aboriginal histories, cultures and achievements and to create a culturally safe workplace.


Everyone is welcome to join the conversation in our Yammer group and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander colleagues are warmly invited to join the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employee Network by contacting

Category Family & Kids