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Mitchell Oration 2015

Adelaide Film Festival
Date and time: 
24 October, 2015 - 16:00 - 17:30

The Mitchell Oration is held every two years to honour the spirit and legacy of Dame Roma Mitchell, a trailblazer in law, government, academic life, public and philanthropic service.

This year's Mitchell Oration is presented by the Equal Opportunity Commission in conjunction with the Adelaide Film Festival 2015. It will focus on the issue of child abuse in institutions.

The horror of the abuse of children in institutions is a trauma for society the way that war is. It is largely through writers, artists and filmmakers that we start to make sense and reflect on these issues. These cultural expressions can help us understand them. In some cases they can be the catalyst for change.

Be present for this conversation between two women who both work to seek justice and engagement with an issue that impacts us all.

With journalist and editor Sophie Black, meet renowned screen producer Penny Chapman (Devil's Playground, The Leaving of Liverpool, Brides of Christ) and Jane Needham, Senior Counsel representing the Council for Truth, Justice and Healing at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Assault.

When: Saturday 24 October
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Where: Freemasons Hall
254 North Terrace
RSVP: Tickets are free
No RSVP required

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