Frontyard Films and FILEF invite you to a special screening of short documentaries about some of the union movement’s pivotal historical moments: the 1917 Great Strike – the largest industrial action in Australian history – the unionisation of Aboriginal workers – and the infamous Patrick dispute on Sydney wharves in 1998.
Frontyard Films is the film partnership of documentary filmmakers Amanda ‘Mandy’ King and Fabio Cavadini, who have been making films together for over 30 years, discovering and documenting stories in Australia and in the Pacific region – about the environment, Indigenous rights and the arts. Their films have screened at festivals, theatres and museums around the world.
Frontyard Films is currently working on 2 feature length documentaries, the shorts of which will be shown on the night.
Link to Trailer ‘The Great Strike 1917’ http://www.documentaryaustralia.com.au/films/4147/the-great-strike-1917
Paul Keating Deputy Branch Secretary,
Sydney Branch of the Maritime Union of Australia, MUA.
Paul has been active over the years, in particular by defending MUA members during the 2015 campaign against illegal sackings in Port Botany, as well as supporting local community actions, such as the campaign against WestConnex.