We believe that the stories we are told and that we tell ourselves are important.
They shape our culture, self-worth and our dreams. Much of history and storytelling has traditionally been told from a male perspective, which has meant that the role of women has been ignored and undervalued. Even in contemporary Australia women still only write and/or direct just under 20% of drama feature films, and this has the flow on effect of less stories with female protagonists. In other words, the under representation of women participating in storytelling continues to be a major problem.
As a team of women filmmakers in Tasmania we can do our part to begin to redress this in our own community at least by giving a female voice to contemporary Tasmanian history so that these stories form part of the storytelling record of Tasmania and Australia for this generation and those into the future.
These stories do have value, they deserve to be told and we are determined to share them.