After the Apology
Larissa Behrendt (Eualeyai/Kamillaroi)
Australia | 2017 | 81 mins | English | Documentary Feature | Canadian Premiere
Sat Oct 20 12:15 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 3
Part of After the Apology
In 2008, the Australian Government apologised for the Stolen Generation, yet the rates of removal of children being taken away from their families is now higher than then what it was ten years ago. This seering documentary follows four grandmothers who have all had their grandchildren removed from them and their battle in taking on the system to get their babies back. Their struggle galvanized other Indigenous women across Australia and together they formed Grandmothers Against Removal (GMAR) which offers support to other families in similar circumstances. With stories that strongly resonate in Canada, After the Apology is interwoven with animation and infused with equal measures of love and strength as we stand with these Grandmothers and their fight bring their families back together.
Larissa Behrendt is an award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction with a passion for telling the stories of Indigenous Australia. She has a legal background and is a Distinguished Professor of Law and Chair of Indigenous Research at the University of Technology Sydney.
Five years ago she went to Australian Film, Television and Radio School and began making documentaries including Innocence Betrayed, Clan and Fred Maynard. This is her second feature documentary.