After the Apology

Film Screening

After the Apology

Forum Theatre
Arts West

Parkville campus

Booking not required

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Melbourne Law School

Screening of After the Apology and discussion with director Larissa Behrendt

Suellyn thought Family and Community Services (FACS) would only remove children in extreme cases, until her own grandchildren were taken. Hazel decided to take on the FACS system after her fourth grandchild was taken into state care. Jen Swan was raising her grandchildren until she was deemed unsuitable by FACS. The rate of Indigenous child removal has increased at an exponential rate since Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivered the apology to the ‘stolen generations’ in 2008. Hazel started Grandmothers against Removals (GMAR) as a response to the rising rates of child removal, and along the way she has been joined by families across Australia in the battle to bring the kids home. Together, they are not only taking on the system, they are changing it.

Presented by the Indigenous Settler Research Collaboration (ISRC), School of Social and Political Sciences. The screening 'After the Apology' directed by Professor Larissa Behrendt, University of Technology Sydney. The screening will be followed by a discussion panel with the director and Eddie Cubillo, leading Indigenous legal advocate and Senior Indigenous Fellow at the Melbourne Law School.

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