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'Paper Trails' Fundraiser Screening + Q&A

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‘Come quickly, while I’m still here.’

Thanks to our friends at Film Art Media, you're invited to a very special screening of Paper Trails.

Directed by Sari Braithwaite, Paper Trails (2017) chronicles the life of broadcaster and writer, Anne Deveson, after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Anne reflects on her life, memory and history as she races against time to pack her 85-year paper trail into boxes destined for the National Library of Australia.

Following the film, you'll hear from Sari Braithwaite, Director of Paper Trails; Sue Maslin, Producer, Film Art Media; Mary Crooks AO, Executive Director of the Victorian Women's Trust; and Leena van Deventer, game developer, educator, and Victorian Women's Trust Board Member.

All funds raised from this screening support the work of the Victorian Women’s Trust, and upcoming feminist historical documentary, Brazen Hussies.


About Paper Trails:

Anne Deveson was a magnificent woman: the first female talk-back broadcaster in Australia, she was also a writer, activist, mental health advocate, and mother.

When Director Sari Braithwaite met Anne in 2015, she offered to help transform the 85-year paper trail of Anne's life into a mountain of neatly stacked brown boxes to hand over to the National Library of Australia. But during this six-month period, Anne’s brain starts to fail her. Alzheimer’s, the illness that took her mother and grandmother, is gaining hold. As Anne seeks to make sense of her life through the archives, she discovers that the storylines she’s trying to piece together are becoming harder and harder to find.


Sari Braithwaite:
Sari Braithwaite is a documentary filmmaker drawn to bizarre true stories that reveal deeper truths about the world we live in. Her love of film, history and archive has led her to work as senior programmer for the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, at the National Film and Sound Archive and as a research associate in Australian history at Monash University and University of Melbourne.

Sue Maslin:
Sue Maslin is one of Australia’s most successful film, television and digital content producers with a track record of creating award winning feature and documentary films. Her most recent is the smash hit The Dressmaker, starring Kate Winslet and Judy Davis.

Sue’s outstanding 35-year contribution to the Australian screen industry has been recognised in numerous ways. She was appointed Adjunct Professor of the School of Media & Communication at RMIT University and in 2012 received the inaugural Jill Robb Award for Outstanding Leadership, Achievement and Service to the Victorian Screen Industry. Reflecting her commitment to advocacy for women, Sue is currently a Patron of Women In Film and Television and the President of the Natalie Miller Fellowship, an organisation dedicated to inspiring leadership and increasing the participation of women in the screen industry.

Mary Crooks AO:
After an extensive public policy career, Mary became the Executive Director of the Victorian Women’s Trust in 1996. She has designed and led ground-breaking community engagement initiatives, such as the Purple Sage Project and Our Watermark Australia, an exceptional example of a nationwide, community engagement project based around issues of water sustainability.

In 2016, Mary won the Public Policy category as part of the AFR/Westpac’s 100 Women of Influence for her years of work in shaping public policy in Australia. She specialises in environment and sustainability; philanthropy; social justice and human rights; and women’s safety public policy.

Leena van Deventer:
Leena van Deventer is an award-winning writer, game developer, and educator. She has taught interactive storytelling at both RMIT and Swinburne University. In 2016, Leena published her first book Game Changers: From Minecraft to Misogyny, the fight for the future of video games with Dr Dan Golding (Affirm Press). Leena is co-founder and Director of WiDGET (Women In Development, Games & Everything Tech), a grassroots intersectional not-for-profit organisation supporting women game developers, with over 550 members.


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