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Fresh Australian Feminism

Women On The Line Fundraiser

Posted by Mel Campbell on August 12, 2008

If you’ll be in Melbourne on Tuesday 26 August, how about catching a cool movie and raising funds for feminist community radio? “Yeah!” I hear you chorus.

Persepolis is an award-winning animated film based on Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel about growing up against the backdrop of the Iranian Revolution. Through the eyes of precocious and outspoken nine-year-old Marjane, we see a people’s hopes dashed as fundamentalists take power — forcing the veil on women and imprisoning thousands. Clever and fearless, she outsmarts the “social guardians” and discovers punk, ABBA and Iron Maiden. Yet when her uncle is senselessly executed and as bombs fall around Tehran in the Iran/Iraq war, the daily fear that permeates life in Iran is palpable.

The movie fundraiser supports Women On The Line, a women’s current affairs program on Melbourne community radio station 3CR. Since 1986, it has featured women’s voices, issues and commentary. The show provides a gender analysis of contemporary issues, as well as in-depth analysis by a range of women around Australia and internationally.

Cinema Nova, Lygon St, Carlton
Tuesday 26 August at 7pm
Tickets are $20.

For bookings or more info, email womenontheline [at] hotmail [dot] com. There’s also a Facebook event for this, because truly the age of over-information is upon us.


One Response to “Women On The Line Fundraiser”

  1. audrey said

    God, Persepolis changed my life when I read it. I cannot wait to see this. I love that it’s in French as well and not been Americanised the way that they destroy Miyazaki.

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