The Sapphires

The Sapphires

Inspired by a true story, "The Sapphires" is a lighthearted film about a serious subject: overcoming the legacy of institutional racism in Australia.

Inspired by a true story, "The Sapphires" is a lighthearted film about a serious subject: the legacy of racism in Australia. Four indigenous Australian girls form a family singing group in the '60s and get a gig touring U.S. military bases Vietnam. Along the way they rebuild family bonds broken by discriminatory government programs. We speak with the film's Aboriginal director about using comedy to explore social issues.

Guests

Wayne Blair

Director, "The Sapphires"

Related Links

'The Sapphires' Official Trailer

'The Sapphires' Photos

1968 was the year the planet went haywire. And for four young Aboriginal women from a remote mission in rural Australia, 1968 was the year their lives changed forever. Inspired by a true story, "The Sapphires" is a triumphant celebration of self-discovery, family and music.

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