After the Apology is a powerful new feature documentary by Larissa Behrendt which follows four Aboriginal grandmothers who each face their own battle to challenge government policies to bring their grandkids home. Their grassroots actions spearhead a national conversation to curb the skyrocketing rates of child removal.
Kicking off our National Week of Action on 14 May, we are calling on everyone in the Family Matters Strategic Alliance to host a cinema screening of After The Apology.
10 years on since former-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s national apology to the Stolen Generations, there are now more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children being removed from their families than ever before. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are ten times more likely to be placed in out-of-home care than non-Indigenous children and many Aboriginal families are questioning what the apology means.
Sorry is supposed to mean you don’t do it again.
By hosting a screening of After The Apology we can bring community together to shine a spotlight on the issue and motivate people to act.
Will your organisation help us create change by hosting a screening of After The Apology?
Together, we can all ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people grow up safely in their home, receive a good education, and grow up healthy and proud of who they are.
You can book and start planning to host your cinema screening now through DEMAND.FILM, an online platform that supports individuals and organisations to screen films they want to play at their local cinema.
If you would like to host one of these current screenings and to organise speakers for your event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Can’t find a cinema near you? No problem! Request your own screening event.
There is also some information on how it works to host a screening.
The option to host community screenings in a venue (not in a cinema) will now be available from Sorry Day on 26 May, and community screening kits will be available in the very near future.
We hope you will join us in spreading awareness of this crucial issue, and making the 2018 National Week of Action count.