Feb 14 2018

Documentary Black Divaz, directed by AFTRS Acting Head of Directing, Adrian Russell Wills is premiering at the Queer Film Festival as part of the Mardi Gras Festival. There will be a Q&A after the screening with the cast and crew.

Black Divaz goes behind the glitz, glamour and hot glue guns of the inaugural Miss First Nation pageant.

Over five days' contestants will battle it out like a Survivor edition of RuPaul's Drag Race in fierce lip-synching battles, photo shoots with crocodiles and challenges that will see each contestant stretch more than just their wardrobe choices. What does it take to be crowned the winner?

This intimate behind-the-scenes look offers an insight into each contestant as they talk candidly about what brought them to this glittering stage - their triumphs and tragedies and what being Miss First Nation means for them and their communities.

Some of the interviews were filmed here at AFTRS.

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The Australian Film Television Radio and School would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Bidjigal people and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, on whose land we meet, work, study and teach. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land.