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RIOT: Damon Herriman on recreating the original Mardi Gras for ABC

RIOT: Damon Herriman on recreating the original Mardi Gras for ABC

As we approach the 40th anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, ABC will take us back to where it all began with their original telemovie┬áRIOT. Four decades of glitter and celebration didn’t have such simple beginnings, when years of discrimination and oppression came to a head in 1978 when police and the […]

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New ABC film will show Australia’s fight for gay rights

New ABC film will show Australia’s fight for gay rights

Screen Australia and the ABC have announced production of a new film that will chart Australia’s first steps towards gay liberation. Riot will focus on homophobia in Australia in the 1970s and the events that led to the first Mardi Gras march in 1978. The film will be directed by Jeffrey Walker, and focus on […]

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