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Kolour Me Kountry - Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Kolour Me Kountry - Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Tuesday 1st March 2022

7:00 pm

The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre

78 Flushcombe Rd

Blacktown NSW 2148

Wheelchair Accessible

Western Sydney is home to the largest First Nations population in Australia, which includes almost 9,000 First Nations people in Blacktown. By extension Western Sydney is also home to the largest First Nations queer community in Australia.

This community is loud and proud. Although we come from all over Australia, we are staunchly Western Sydney. We have our own take on queer culture expressed through drag, fashion, art, music, writing, advocacy, activism and performance that is uniquely First Nations, queer, diasporic and grounded in kin and Country. 

Launching in February, First Nations Kweer celebration Kolour Me Kweer returns to Blacktown Arts with a brand-new program in 2022, including the Film Screening and Panel Discussion event, Kolour Me Kountry. 

Hear from prominent kweer artists and activists in a panel discussion on kweer connection to Country led by Kolour Me Kweer Producer Steven Ross. A very special screening of ground-breaking short Australian film Double Trouble (1992), directed by Tony Ayers, will precede the discussion. Widely considered a forgotten gem, Double Trouble features interviews with local kweer community, discussing the challenges of being ‘a minority within a minority’. 

This event is supported by Creative NSW and ACON.  
Double Trouble has generously been made available by Tony Ayres and Big and Little Films.  
 

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