Welcome to 2008!

7 01 2008

Although the Australian electorate has ushered in a new political era, we hope that ‘We Will Be Remembered For This’ will remain as a testament to the things that were done, the decisions that were made and the ethics that were eroded under the Howard government.  The film was made very  much with this contingency in mind, and as such it was designed not to become irrelevant on 24 November 2007.  The name ‘We Will Be Remembered For This’ was carefully chosen (it’s a cool story, actually), to reflect that future generations of Australians will ask us about this period of history, and will want us to account for it.

You may have noticed that since the election there’s been an outpouring of analysis, dissection, and a huge rush to document the Howard era and all that it represents.  The only thing that happened more quickly was the Liberal party’s renunciation of Howard and his policies…!

What a remarkable period of history we’ve just witnessed.  Thank you to all of you who have seen the film, bought the DVD, screened it (at your own peril in some audiences, I know!), and been passionate and brave enough to  disseminate it.  I honestly believe that efforts such as those are what slowly corroded the electorate’s faith in the policies of the former government.

I wish you all a wonderful 2008, as always I encourage you to maintain your voice,  and I hope this year will bring with it brighter and better things for our country!

Very best wishes,

jess





Pre-election interview with Julian Burnside QC

20 11 2007

A little interview with QC and human rights advocate Julian Burnside QC.  Jessie Taylor asks Burnside about issues he considers important in the lead-up to the Federal Election 2007, and into the future of Australia…





HRAFF SCREENING – COME ALONG!

20 11 2007

Hey there, so the HRAFF screening is coming up!  Thursday 29 November, at RMIT Capitol Theatre.  It’s at the slightly bizarre time of 10.30 in the morning, because it’s a screening for schoolkids. However, due to the awkward time of year, there have been not as many schools responding as could be hoped, so we’r hoping to get bums on seats nonetheless!

The screening will be followed by a panel with me, Pamela Curr (Asylum Seeker Resource Centre) and comedian Rod Quantock.

You can see all the details at http://www.hraff.org.au – we’d love to see you there!

Cheers,

Jessie





Screenings near & far!

7 11 2007

Hi there,

A couple of screenings coming up across the globe!

On the 19th of November, at Eltham Catholic Church, in Melbourne’s north eastern suburbs… Watch this space for details!

And Friday 9th November, there’s a screening at the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria in South Africa! Might be a bit out of the way, but if you’re in the area….!

Oh and of course the wonderful Human Rights Arts & Film Festival on 29th November. Check it out at the site at http://www.hraff.org.au, and download the info on our screening here: HRAFF Info

Cheers!





Screening in Sydney – 3rd September

27 08 2007

The Mayor of Mosman Denise Wilton

invites you to a free screening of

“We Will Be Remembered For This”

hosted by Peter FitzSimons
followed by Q&A with the film’s writer /producer Jessie Taylor

6 for 6.30pm Monday 3 September
Refreshments will be served in the Council Chambers

“Acting From the Heart:Australian advocates for asylum seekers tell their stories” book sales & raffle will benefit Bridge For Asylum Seekers Foundation

RSVP to Sarah Jackson 9978 4061 or s.jackson@mosman.nsw.gov.au

Mosman Council is a declared Refugee Welcome Zone





Melbourne Writers’ Festival 07

20 08 2007

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Melbourne Screening 16 August

6 08 2007

Hi there, there’s a screening coming up on Thursday evening August 16th, at the Retro Cafe on Brunswick Street.

Thursday 16 August 2007
Retro Cafe – 413 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
7.30pm
Free entry
Meals and drinks for sale

Read more on this rather pretty web page.