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Servant or Slave

NAIDOC Week at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the histories, cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. As part of our 2019 NAIDOC Week programming, we 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



Thursday 11 July 2019 from 12.30pm to 1.30pm


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