RECONCILIATION WEEK SCREENING
Genre: Documentary, Biography, History. Dir: Steven McGregor. Country: Australia.
In Australia, during the era of the Stolen Generations, thousands of Aboriginal girls were taken from their families and pressed into domestic servitude by the Australian Government. This documentary follows the lives of five such women, stolen from their families and trained to be domestic servants and later forced into slave labour – coerced into remaining silent or even punished for reporting mistreatment to the local police or institutional authorities. Servant or Slave observes the strength and determination of these courageous women as they pursue justice, opening up their stories for all to understand and acknowledge.