NSW Premiere

Aug 6 2015

On Wednesday, August 26 AFTRS documentary graduate Saba Vasefi will see her 2014 student film, Beyond the Father's Shadow - the story of Australia's first female parliamentarian Edith Cowan - have its premiere at NSW Parliament House.

Using metaphoric and poetic imagery to depict Edith Cowan's traumatic childhood as the motivation to become a social worker and then the first female member of the Australian parliament the sold out premiere screening will be followed by a panel discussion on misogyny and politics.

Launched by author, TV presenter and UNICEF Ambassador Tara Moss the event will be hosted by Dr Mehreen Faruqi Member of the NSW Legislative Council the Master of Ceremonies is Andrea Ulbrick (ABC Commissioning editor)

Panelists include; Lee Rhiannon, Senator for NSW, Sarah Hanson Young, Senator for SA, Hon Linda Burney, Deputy Leader of the Opposition/Shadow Minister for Education & Aboriginal Affairs, Van Badham: Guardian Columnist, Writer & Social Commentator and Dr Wendy Michaels: Historian, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Newcastle; Director, The Women’s Club; Convenor, Rose Scott Women Writers’ Festival.

Image attribution: Saba Vasefi on the set of Symphony of Strange Waters (2014). Photo by Robert Fagal.

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