New film on Jack Mundey’s life and politics to launch new film festival

Jack Mundey.

The premiere of a new film about Jack Mundey’s life and politics will be shown on April 18 at 2pm at the NSW Teachers’ Federation in Surry Hills.

The film is a taste of what’s to come from a new initiative, the Dare to Struggle Film Festival (DTSFF), which is being organised by radical activists, including film-makers Jill Hickson and John Reynolds.

“Our struggles deserve their own film festival and anyone is welcome to contribute, including using video from your phone camera,” Bruce Knobloch told Green Left.

This initiative has drawn support from Paul McAleer from the International Transport Workers Federation and former NSW Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon.

“The festival embraces the diversity of radical struggle and creates a platform that amplifies the voice of activism,” Hickson said.

“Building on the strong history of working class and progressive film making, it will be a unique festival for filmmakers from all walks of life — at any level of film and documentary-making experience. Amateur, middling, or professional – if you document radical struggle and make issue-based short films, then this new film festival is for you.”

Entries for the inaugural 2021 DTSFF will open in September. The inaugural 2021 DSTFF film festival screening will take place in November.

[For more information, visit the Dare to Struggle Film Festival Facebook page. The new film on Jack Mundey will screen at 2.30pm on April 18 at the NSW Teachers’ Federation in Surry Hills.]

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