Thanks to Transmission Films, we’ve got a bunch of double passes to give away to The Nightingale.
Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.
Please note, this film features potentially triggering acts of sexual violence. It also contains violence towards Tasmanian Aboriginal people and children. The reasons for this are to show an authentic and honest representation of Tasmanian history during colonisation.
Extensive research was done by the writer/director on the history of convicts in Australia and the history of Tasmanian Aboriginal people. The filmmakers and cast also researched PTSD, violence against women and how people deal with trauma.
The film was developed and made in close consultation with Tasmanian Aboriginal elders (in particular, prominent elder Uncle Jim Everett) who have sanctioned the re-telling of their history. Psychologists and rape crisis counsellors in Australia were brought on board to authenticate the film’s content and have also given it their full support.
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This competition has now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered.
Terms and Conditions: Competition open to Australian residents only. Competition closes Friday, 23 August 2019.