Non-binary filmmaker Mitch Nivalis documents the challenges and joys of regional women’s Australian rules football club Mount Alexander Falcons.
Equal the Contest explores the barriers that still exist for women and gender-diverse people to participate in sport in Australia today, as we see how a simple desire to play becomes a complex journey of inclusion and belonging. Following a wildly diverse group of people across the spectrum of age, body shape, gender identity, sexuality and skill level, they come together to courageously challenge notions of what it is to play football, how it’s played and who has the right to play it.
Content warning: contains mental health themes
In person screening followed by a Panel discussion with filmmaker Mitch Nivalis and Pride In Sport. (Auslan Interpreted)