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The Sapphires

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Record Number 16382
Location 355 DVD
Title The Sapphires [DVD].
Published Chippendale, N.S.W. : distributed by Hopscotch Films, 2012.
Collation 1 videodisc (ca. 103 mins.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note "56006SDO and HOP0555"--Spine.
Adapted from the stage play: The Sapphires by Tony Briggs. Collection code: DVD WOM DVDs women.
Teachers' notes, based on stage pay, provided by Belvoir theatre at URL below.
Creation/Production Credits Note Written by Tony Briggs : directed by Wayne Blair.
Participant Note Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens, Miranda Tapsell, Chris O'Dowd.
Summary Note It is set in 1968 (a year after the referendum expanding the rights of Aborigines) and it tells the story of The Sapphires, a singing group of four Koori women who tour Vietnam during the war. It was inspired by the true story of Briggs's mother, Laurel Robinson, and aunt, Lois Peeler, who toured Vietnam as singers.The pair slept on the stage, as Robinson recalled: It was so scary one night a bomb went off, the bed fell down and the place shook." Though set at the time of increasing calls for Aboriginal rights, the play takes these issues seriously but in a way that doesn't detract from its fun and humour and adds to its entertainment value.
Target Audience Classification: PG.
Language Note In English.
Closed captioned.
Corporate Name Sapphires (Musical Group)
Topical Term Drama films
Feature films -- Australia
Singers, Aboriginal Australian -- Drama
Vietnam War -- 1961-1975 -- Women -- Australia -- Drama
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TF1204363 355 DVD
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TF1249836 355 DVD
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