Servant or Slave

Steven McGregor
| Australia
| 2016
| 57 min

During the time of the Stolen Generations, thousands of Aboriginal girls were taken from their families by the Australian Government. Servant or Slave is an emotional and confronting insight into the history and legacy of the domestic servitude enforced upon Aboriginal girls in Australia, told through the stories of five women. In bringing to light the heartbreaking experiences of Rita, Violet, and the three Wenberg sisters, Servant or Slave celebrates their fortitude in pursuing justice for the crimes committed against them. Theirs is a David and Goliath battle, waged not only for personal healing, but to shed light on a barely acknowledged part of modern Australia’s history whose consequences are still felt today.

Steven McGregor
Hetti Perkins, Mitchell Stanley
Sydney Premiere
Australian Competition
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