Documentary | Australia | 2020
Rated M15+ (Warning: Mature themes, coarse language and nudity)
Directed by Catherine Dwyer
Featuring Elizabeth Reid, Anne Summers, Pat O’Shane, Martha Ansara, Barbara Creed, Suzanne Bellamy
“Traversing the rise of second-wave feminism, Catherine Dwyer’s documentary is an important contribution to an overlooked past.” The Guardian
Brazen Hussies reveals a revolutionary chapter in Australian history, the Women’s Liberation Movement (1965 -1975).
Interweaving freshly uncovered archival footage, personal photographs, memorabilia and lively personal accounts from activists, Brazen Hussies shows us how a daring and diverse group of women joined forces to defy the status quo, demand equality and create profound social change – contributing to one of the greatest social movements of the 20th Century.
“It was one of those epoch-breaking periods that can only be sustained briefly but, within which, everything is born.” Suzanne Bellamy