Australian Screen

Australia’s audiovisual heritage online

Titles tagged with ‘sexual assault’

7 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

Backlash feature film – 1986

Much of the dialogue in Bill Bennett’s film, about two police officers and a young indigenous woman, was improvised on location.

The Book of Revelation feature film – 2006

The Book of Revelation is based on a simple, powerful idea: most films about rape are about women as victims of men, so reversing that idea allows men to experience the trauma of violation.

Footy Chicks documentary – 2006

Footballers are often criticised for their treatment of women; this offers insights into the kind of women that pursue them.

Fran feature film – 1985

A vivacious young mother is married to a violent man. Her desperate need for love leads her to some tragically inappropriate choices.

Snowtown feature film – 2010

A vulnerable South Australian teenage boy is drawn into a horrific world of murder and torture.

Unfinished Sky feature film – 2007

The same Dutch actor plays the lead role in this Australian remake of a Dutch film, and the original.

We Aim to Please short film – 1976

We Aim to Please incorporated experimental and feminist ideas and was a bold break away from the narrative films and factual documentaries of the time.