After a short correspondence via email with Tamara, one of the Holmesglen Justice Co-Ordinators over the month of April, today NPG finally received word that on the 21st of July Daughter will be screened privately for students of the course, as well as be part of a special linked assessment.
For NPG, who's main intention when producing Daughter was to use the film as a tool to raise awareness on gendered violence and victim blaming though schools, this is a big small step in the right direction for Daughter and the Awareness Tour.
In one of her first emails Tamara expressed her joy that NPG contacted her and the relevance Daughter has with the Justice class when she said, "I teach a subject called Family violence at Diploma level. In this subject we talk a lot about victim blaming and gendered violence. It's a topic I am particularly interested in and think changing community attitudes is extremely important in addressing these issues. Our students will benefit from this opportunity and we welcome it."
Sarah Jayne will head down to the school, based in the Eastern Suburbs and present Daughter and after the screening she will talk about why she wrote the screenplay, why she thinks Daughter is important in this day and age and also answer any questions from the students.
When Tamara informed NPG that "there are approximately 85 diploma students and 40 Advanced Diploma students" the team knew that this was to be another big event for this tough little film from St Kilda.
For now I leave you with only good news but I will return to this bog and report on the day and share some pictures too.
I would also like to mention Thomas Liddy, Daughter's Executive Producer and say thank you for your help with this one ...