The Aboriginal Precious “Sapphires” in Vietnam

Discrimination is the greatest imbalance.  The irony is that the Australian indigenous are the stewards of this land.  Yet the prejudice tainted the Europeans perspectives against the indigenous. They had to put them down (make less) in order to justify stealing the land from the original occupants.  Such is the power of denial and false superiority.

This creates imbalance as tension, unhappiness, shrinking the potential of what can be. Fortunately the Sapphires ignored those who sought to keep them when they belong, in their eyes. Yet Australians didn’t know about these wonderful girls until the film came out.  We are starting to get to know our indigenous people and hold them close in our hearts. We can learn a lot from their courage and talent.

The Sapphires Trailer

[Mon 21/05/2012 10:20:46]

The Sapphires is set in the heady days of the late ’60s when four young, talented singers from a remote Aboriginal mission, are discovered by an unlikely talent scout.

Plucked from obscurity and branded as Australia’s answer to The Supremes, The Sapphires grasp the chance of a lifetime when they’re offered their first real gig – entertaining the troops in Vietnam. For the girls, a whole new world of friendship, love, war and soul opens before them.

The Sapphires is an adaptation of the hugely successful Australian stage musical of the same name, and is inspired by the remarkable true story of writer Tony Briggs’ mother and her family. It stars AFI Award winner Deborah Mailman and Australian singer Jessica Mauboy alongside Bridesmaids actor Chris O’Dowd, and features an unbeatable soul music soundtrack. Destined to be a smash Australian hit, The Sapphires boasts a great story full of love, laughter and tears, set against the backdrop of the social upheaval of the 1960s, with wonderful performances from the entire cast.

Hopscotch Films will release the film on August 9. At its world premiere screening at the Cannes Film Festival, The Sapphires received a 20 minute standing ovation.

Here is the trailor of the Australian Indigenous Film ‘The Sapphires’. Fantastic film