This is what FilmInk, Australia's leading film source, says about Project Respect's fundraiser: 'Watch a great Australian short and raise money for abused and at risk women at the same time. A challenging look at media perception of assault victims becomes an opportunity to help the marginalised.'
Project Respect is a support and referral service for women in the sex industry and women trafficked for sexual exploitation. It is also the only specific service in Australia that provides support for women who have been trafficked for sexual exploitation. Women who have been trafficked often require intensive one-on-one support.
Project Respect supports some of the most vulnerable women in our society. We are a non-profit, feminist, community-based organisation. At Project Respect we believe that all women have the right to feel safe and respected. The movie Daughter provides visual demonstration of this issue and we are thankful to collaborate with the film to raise greater awareness.
Project Respect not only provides support and referrals for women in the sex industry and women trafficked, but is also a peer led community where women feel safe to discuss or disclose whatever they wish. Some women tell us that this is the only space where they are able to speak freely about their involvement in the industry, without fear of discrimination or stigma.
More info: http://www.projectrespect.org.au/
When you donate AUD30 to Project Respect's campaign we would like to thank you with a gift - watching DAUGHTER online. Daughter is a short, Australian award-winning film starring Golden Globe nominated actress Katherine Langford. Daughter aims to begin a conversation about violence against women and victim blaming in our society.
What's Daughter about?
Daughter explores the way women are viewed in society by following three female characters on a Friday night out in St Kilda. The main themes explored in the film are violence against women and victim blaming.
However Daughter is not just a short film, it is much more – it's an awareness project produced to educate and start discussion about attitudes towards women in our communities,- a crucial first step in instigating positive change.
Daughter explores the way women are viewed in society by following three opposing female characters on a Friday night out in St Kilda – Alethea, a soon-to-be-wed business woman; Jemma, a mother and veteran sex worker; and Scarlett, a young, impressionable party girl
Each woman varies in age, culture, wealth, education and social status, but the women's lives will become entwined this fateful night and affected by an act of violence.
Through each character's experience Daughter shows the audience that any woman can become a victim of violence and that victim blaming is an unjustified response to a much deeper, ingrained problem.
As Scarlett (Katherine Langford) says at the end of Daughter: ‘It could’ve been me or my friend – could’ve been any woman. It could’ve been anybody’s mother, sister or even your daughter.’
Daughter is loosely based on and inspired by the tragic murders of Jill Meagher in Brunswick and St Kilda's own Tracy Connelly, whose occupation as a sex worker was highlighted in the media, leading to her murder and personal story being sadly overshadowed.
Here's what people have to say about DAUGHTER:
About Sarah Jayne
Sarah Jayne is a writer and director with Nexus Production Group (NPG) who started her indie film and television career as a production designer in 2006.
Sarah Jayne has worked on numerous short films with industry heavyweights including Princess Pictures and The Boilermaker Pty Ltd, just to name a few. Her feature film credits Taj, the one Dace Decklan: Private Eye, Oddball starring Shane Jacobson and The Subjects by Instinct Entertainment.
In 2013 Sarah Jayne moved into writing and directing her first film, Dusk and from there she has been predominately working as a writer, director and producer on her own projects, Anniversary and her biggest and boldest yet, Daughter starring Katherine Langford.
Sarah Jayne was recently one of the co-writers and co-directors on NPG's ambitious improvised feature film, shot in one night on New Year's Eve, Friends, Foes & Fireworks and she is now directing NPG's next improvised film set in four countries titled In Corpore.
Film Festivals and Awards
• Cannes Film Festival
Official selection, Short Film Corner, May 2016
• Women Media Arts and Film Festival
Winner Best Fiction Short Film, Sydney Oct 2016
• Wollongong Film Festival, NSW
Official selection, Oct 2016
• Anarco Film Festival
Winner Grapple Award, Melbourne March 2017
• Houston World Fest USA
Winner Silver Remi award for Longer Short Film, April 2017
• Reel Sydney Festival of World Cinema
Official Selection, May 2017
THIS CAMPAIGN ENDED 8AM WEDNESDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2018 AEST
raise AUD2000 to pay for intensive one-on-one support to women who have been trafficked into Australia for sexual exploitation. We can provide counseling. The cost of counseling is $50 per 1 hour of intensive one-on-one support
when you donate AUD30 to Project Respect you will be able to watch Daughter, a short, Australian award-winning film starring Golden Globe nominated actress Katherine Langford. Daughter aims to begin a conversation about violence against women and victim blaming in our society.