Her Sound, Her Story + Panel: International Women's Day screening

8 March
Location informationArc Cinema
Event cost$15

We celebrate International Women’s Day with an all-female panel discussing issues of equality in the arts, and the Canberra premiere of the 2018 Australian documentary Her Sound, Her Story.

The panel will include NFSA Sound Curator (and former Sound Engineer) Karen Hewitt, Producer-Engineer-Mixer Anna Laverty, Milk! Records Co-Founder Jen Cloher and Founding Director of the Australian Women in Music Awards Vicki Gordon.

  • Karen Hewitt – NFSA Sound Curator; the first woman in Australia to be offered a Sound Engineer apprenticeship, and a member of the Stock Aitken and Waterman production team.

  • Anna Laverty - Producer, Engineer and Mixer. Credits include Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Courtney Barnett, Paul Dempsey and Florence and The Machine.

  • Jen Cloher - Singer, songwriter and co-founder of the record label Milk! Records.

  • Vicki Gordon - lifetime gender and cultural activist for women in the Australian music industry. Independent music-theatre producer. Producer of Australia’s first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Contemporary Music Festival – With Open Eyes, Founding Director and Executive Producer of the inaugural Australian Women in Music Awards.

Her Sound, Her Story unveils the personal experiences, histories and significant social impacts of women in the Australian music industry. Featuring more than 45 artists spanning six decades, the film’s unique narrative brims with rage, strength, beauty and triumph. A moving and powerful dialogue that extends beyond the music industry to ask, ‘Where do we want women's voices to sit in the world today?’

Her Sound, Her Story will transform the voice of women in the creative industry from a reserved murmur into a loud and powerful projection’ – Beat Magazine