Brazen Hussies

(Photo courtesy of Anne Roberts)


Brazen Hussies is a feature length documentary that rediscovers the rich history of the bold women who kick-started the Women’s Liberation Movement to Australia in the late 1960s and 1970s.


We are currently seeking to raise $20,000 to shoot time-critical interviews. Consider making a tax-deductible donation via the Documentary Australia Foundation.


Bringing together archival footage, photographs and headlines with personal in-depth interviews, Brazen Hussies introduces contemporary audiences to an exciting and revolutionary chapter in Australian history. We reveal how this diverse group of activists were ridiculed in the media, faced scorn and resistance at home and were sometimes arrested in their fight to make great social change.


If you were a part of Women’s Liberation movement in late 60s and 1970s we’d like to hear from you! If you have information about individuals, groups, events, images, footage or memorabilia please check out our Survey.


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Writer & Director Catherine Dwyer. Producers Philippa Campey and Andrea Foxworthy. Consultant Producer Sue Maslin. Developed with the assistance of Film Victoria.