Journey Among Women - Bondiwood
1977 | 93 mins | 18+
Elizabeth Harrington (Juene Pritchard), a woman of social standing amongst the colonial settlement in Sydney, and the object of affection for redcoat Captain McEwan (Martin Phelan). When she learns that female convicts are being subjected to sexual and physical abuse, she frees them and escapes with them, into the dense bushland of the Hawkesbury River, despite possessing no survival skills and hailing from the ruling class that all the women have spent a lifetime rebelling against.
A guerrilla film about a guerrilla band of women in an inhospitable environment. A social allegory and feminist manifesto for the 1970s.
“The film reveals more about the time in which it was made than the period it was set – but that was it’s intention. Amongst the finest films Australia has made.” Paul Byrnes Melbourne Herald
“A beautiful piece of savagery” Bill Collins The Sun
Q+A with Director Tom Cowan