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Melbourne Women in Film Festival: Orenda Chats With Jub Clerc

The Melbourne Women in Film Festival is back for another year. The MWFF envisions a world where a diversity of women’s voices, stories and creativity are equally recognised and celebrated.  It aims to at celebrate and support the work of women filmmakers and creatives – from directors, writers and producers to cinematographers, sound designers and editors. Chantelle Grey of Orenda Magazine sat down with Director of opening night short film Storytime (2009), Jub Clerc.

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Art + Design Orenda Chats With

Memory Banquet: Orenda Chats With Carla McRae

Carla spent her childhood obsessing over cartoons and pop culture. She recalls these images, now detached from their original plot, like works of art that have resonated deeply within. Embedded in her mind through repetition and obsession, years of watching and re-watching, and fantasising about flavours and textures, these humble vignetted meals have become more memorable than the narratives surrounding them.

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Art + Design Feminism

Ocean Child

Just as so many other kids were, I was raised on The Beatles. ‘Twist and Shout’, ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’, ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club’; this was the music of countless car trips, painstakingly curated by Dad. And for as long as I knew about The Beatles, I knew about Yoko Ono. Or to be more specific, the hippie woman that convinced John Lennon to leave the Beatles and join her in bed. I knew her as we all did, in the context of this dominant popular discourse.

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Art + Design

Lysa and the Freeborn Dames: Why Boys are the True Audience for Feminist Theatre

It’s not often that one sees a play that is political, queer, badass and features a 70 percent female cast where you think, “you know who needs to see this? The boys I went to high school with.”

Claire Christian’s mainstage playwriting debut talks girls, gender politics, protesting and what we should do when we aren’t happy with the way things are. More importantly it invites people to discuss those issues…

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Lifestyle

Waste Not, Want Not

Amidst the fog of apathy and misinformation, a waste crisis has emerged worldwide. To combat the effects of pollution and waste produced by these habits we must lower demand and production, and that means striving towards less consumption of materials overall. Through small shifts in everyday behaviours, we can collectively make a significant impact. These are a few everyday actions most of us can implement to reduce our footprint.

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