A film screening of The Sapphires will take place at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center on Oct. 3 at 7:00 p.m. as part of the Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film.
Director: Wayne Blair/Feature/Australia/English/103 min./2012
The Sapphires is an inspirational tale set in the heady days of the late 1960s about a quartet of young, talented singers from a remote Aboriginal mission, discovered and guided by a kind-hearted, soul-loving manager. Plucked from obscurity, the four spirited women with powerhouse voices – called The Sapphires – are given the opportunity to entertain American troops in Vietnam. Catapulted onto the world stage as Australia’s answer to The Supremes, their journey of discovery offers them not only the chance to show off their musical skills, but find love and togetherness, experience loss and grow as women.