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Sisters, Pearls & Mission Girls

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A stunning history of the Sisters of St John of God and their work with Aboriginal people in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Using rare archival material, re-enactments and contemporary anecdotes, the shared experiences of the Aborigines and the Sisters create a compelling story of loss, determination and survival.

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“It’s hard not to come away from this documentary with anything but admiration for these strong, spirited, dedicated women who made a home in the remote region and have been embraced by the community there.”

– The Age

The Sisters of St John of God have lived and worked amongst Aboriginal people in the Kimberley in the North West of Australia, for almost 100 years.

This epic story of Irish and Australian nuns is set against the rich and tragic history of the Kimberley region and the government policies of the day.

Using rare archival material, re-enactments and contemporary anecdotes, the shared experiences of the Aborigines and the Sisters create a compelling story of loss, determination and survival.

“…filled with the glow of a warm optimism that isn’t often generated by documentaries on this dark subject.”

– The Weekend Australia

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