Thursday, 4th of November, 10:00h
Director: Ros Horin
Rosemary Kariuki, the protagonist of this documentary, awarded the Australian of the Year Local Hero 2021 for her dedication to the work of integrating women from all over the world to Australia in search of a better life. Coming from countries and cultures as different as Iraq or the Congo, her vulnerability is nonetheless the same. Rosemary tries to remove her isolation and gain acceptance in the respective communities on the outskirts of Sydney. Giving a voice to the subordinate, she obtains from these women experiences of their past and current lives demonstrating that this information is necessary for a society in order to avoid the rejection and marginalization of the refugee figure, she presents herself to us as someone charismatic capable of changing the course of things and as an example to follow.
Ros Horin’s, writer and director, first documentary, The Baulkham Hill African Ladies Troupe, was premiered at the Sydney Film Festival in 2016, followed by being screened at the Melbourne International Film Festival, being ranked in the top five audience’s favorite movies at both festivals. In a short time she has performed at eighteen other international festivals and has been dubbed in five languages. Rosemary’s Way, which she has directed, written and co-produced, is her second film.