This exhilarating and unforgettable documentary chronicles the extraordinary life of Dr Bob Brown, Australia’s first openly gay member of parliament.
Told in Dr Bob Brown’s own words, this uplifting and inspiring story covers 50 years of environmental and human rights activism. His courageous leadership of the landmark protests that successfully thwarted the damming of Tasmania’s Franklin River transformed him into a formidable political force and the leader of the Australian Greens Party. This film skilfully interweaves Dr Brown’s story with stunning footage of the life cycles of majestic native trees, bringing together the giants of both Australia’s natural and political landscapes.
Content warning: contains brief discussions of conversion therapy and child sexual abuse
This screening includes a special Q&A with subject of the film Dr Bob Brown, and directors Laurence Billiet and Rachael Antony, followed by an after party celebrating The Giants. Film-only tickets are also available.