There’s been plenty happening here lately with the ‘Sisters for Sale’ books, film, and photography… Read on!
‘Sisters for Sale’ screening in Queensland
The first-ever Queensland screening of our award-winning documentary, ‘Sisters for Sale’, took place on 28th April. The amazing team at Student One accommodation generously hosted the event in their spectacular 39th-floor Sky Lounge, and took care us during our stay.
As with our other recent live ‘Sisters for Sale’ screenings, the event was run in partnership with the wonderful Kim Miller of Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation, an organisation which has rescued over 1,000 young people from slavery.
Blue Dragon’s founder, Michael Brosowski, played a crucial role in the ‘Sisters for Sale’ story, and has just visited Australia for the first time since the pandemic began. We had a chance to catch up in Sydney last week, and it was fantastic to see him again.
‘Sisters for Sale’ exhibition in Newcastle
I was recently invited to hold the very first solo art exhibition at Lighthouse Arts, on Newcastle’s iconic Nobbys headland, which has been very exciting.
The ‘Sisters for Sale’ is an exhibition of photography and stories from my journeys through Asia. It covers fifty metres of wall space in a gorgeous heritage building in a phenomenal location, and the response so far has been amazing.
The exhibition also features a series of delightful illustrations by Alaa Alfaraon (Instagram: @thefearlessrabbit_), and the elaborately embroidered traditional costume my trafficked friend Pang wore on her first day back home after spending three years and eight months in China against her will.
The ‘Sisters for Sale’ exhibition is open 10am to 4pm every Saturday and Sunday this month. There will be a special closing event at 1.30pm on Sunday 29th May, which will be followed by a ‘Sisters for Sale’ documentary screening the same evening (see below for details!).
Upcoming ‘Sisters for Sale’ screenings in Newcastle and Sydney
Kim Miller and I have two more ‘Sisters for Sale’ screenings scheduled for the coming weeks.
The first will be held in Newcastle on Sunday 29th May, after our exhibition closing event. The venue is the Royal Exchange Theatre, where I hosted a wonderful sold-out screening last year. Tickets are selling fast and the event is likely to sell out again. Learn more and book your seat here.
The second will be our first live screening in Western Sydney. It will be held at the Sapphire Ballroom at Fairfield RSL on Thursday 9th June. See the details and book your seat here.
Both screenings will be followed by a Q&A session with myself (the film’s director) and Kim Miller of Blue Dragon. These sessions are always fascinating, and always different.
Following the launch of ‘Mountains Beyond Mountains’ at Newcastle Writers Festival last month, all four ‘Sisters for Sale’ books will be available for purchase at specially discounted prices at both screenings, and I’ll be available for signings.
I hope to see you there!