Join us for a screening of After the Apology, a film by Larrisa Behrendt that follows the grassroots movement of Grandmothers Against Removals (GMAR).
Since the apology, the number of Indigenous children forcibly removed from their families has almost doubled. Through the story of four grandmothers brought together as unlikely activists in a battle they thought was long over, Behrendt chronicles the rise of a new national movement fighting to convince the government that sorry means you don’t do it again.
The film screening is presented in conjunction with Common Ground, sponsored by Northcote Social Club and will be followed by a Q&A with Lidia Thorpe MP, a Gunnai-Gunditjmara woman and Member of Parliament for Northcote.
This event will he held on the unceded lands of the Kulin Nation’s people. We acknowledge that their sovereignty has not been ceded.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Grandmothers Against Removals (GMAR) to support them in raising awareness and reducing rates of child removals in Aboriginal communities across Australia.