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The Last Daughter Movie Screening

A true story of love, loss and reconnection.

Indigenous woman and a man canoeing down a river

The Last Daughter Movie Screening

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This special movie screening shares the true story of Brenda Matthews.

Brenda’s first memories of growing up in a loving white foster family, before she was suddenly taken away and returned to her Aboriginal family.

Decades later, she feels disconnected from both halves of her life. But the traumas of her past do not lie quietly buried. So, she goes searching for the foster family with whom she had lost all contact.

Along the way she uncovers long-buried secrets, government lies, and the possibility for deeper connections to family and culture. The Last Daughter is a documentary about Brenda’s journey to unearth the truth about her past, and to reconcile the two sides of her family.

The Last Daughter premiered to sold-out audiences at the Adelaide Film Festival on 29th October 2022, and subsequently won the Audience Award.


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