dir. Beck Cole - Australia (2011)
English (90 mins)

We open our festivities in homage to the original Australian matriarchs, the Indigenous women of the First Nations. Here I Am director Beck Cole, and actress Pauline Whyman, will be present for post-film Q&A with Nayuka Gorrie.


Wednesday 22/11/17
ACMI - Federation Square


Karen is a beautiful young woman with a dark past, but she’s got potential and she knows it. Fresh out of prison, she finds herself on the streets with a burning desire to turn her life around but no one to call for help. Eventually she finds a haven at a shelter for women like herself. With the support of her new community of friends, Karen begins the journey of reconnecting with her estranged mother and her young daughter, and she is soon propelled to face the most difficult truths of her life. But she’s determined to never give up. Set and shot in and around Port Adelaide, Here I Am is a moving and hopeful story about the strength and resilience of women.

20% of tickets for this session will be freely available to the Indigenous community. To get on the list, please email with your name and "Aboriginal Feminism guest list" in the subject line.

In conjunction with our "Pay the Rent" policy, given that we operate on the Kulin Nations, 10% of festival revenue will be donated to an Aboriginal organisation. If you would like to supplement our donation, please contact amanda@femandistfilms