A patchwork of fierce females from across the Aussie music spectrum have made their voices heard in a new documentary, which aims to shine a bright spotlight on the issue of gender inequality in the industry.
The official trailer for the film Her Sound, Her Story has arrived, featuring over 40 women from across an incredible five decades of Aussie music, from Kylie Minogue, Tina Arena and Katie Noonan and to Sampa The Great, Montaigne and Vera Blue.
While celebrating their achievements and their impact on the music world, this cavalcade of amazing women also speak frankly about the hurdles they’ve had to overcome because of their gender.
“There’s all these great soft moments and then there’s boisterous ones,” filmmaker Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore tells triple j. “Like Kasey Chambers, going ‘people saying I’m 40 and can’t make music. Fuck that! Keep going!’. Kate Ceberano, sticking her finger up to [marketing execs] and going ‘Don’t listen to any of that shit!’ So much great swearing, I love that they were so free to express it however they wanted to.”
Claudia and her co-filmmaker Michelle Grace Hunder have assembled a beautifully diverse array of voices — including veterans, emerging acts, queer women, trans women and Indigenous women — all sharing their experiences of being sexually harassed, dealing with sexism, ageism, body criticism and more, but still managing to rise above and keep on kicking arse in the face of it all.
Their 70-min doco has been described as a the “three-year labour of love” from the creative duo, and evolved out of their photo exhibition and concert project of the same name.
Her Sound Her Story will screen in Darwin, Canberra, and Sydney over the next few months and you can check out the official website for more deets.
Otherwise, enjoy the official teaser trailer below.