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WARNING: This exhibition contains confronting and disturbing stories and images, and names and images of deceased people. It may not be suitable for children under 15 years.


The National Museum of Australia has developed a series of public programs as part of the Inside exhibition.

Inside Children's Homes forum

Tuesday 14 February 2012
9.30am to midday

Join Dr Joanna Penglase, author of Orphans of the living and co-founder of Care Leavers Australia Network (CLAN), as she discusses her research into the history of Forgotten Australians and looks at where we are today. A panel discussion of life since the National Apology to the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants will follow.

Find out more about the forum

Audio and transcript of the forum is now available

Music to remember the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants

Wednesday 16 November 2011
11am to 2pm

Musical performances to mark the second anniversary of the national Apology to the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants, and the opening of the Inside exhibition.

Free
The Hall

Australian film premiere: In the Shadow of Eden

Blood Sisters, 1984, Rachael Romero. Ink and watercolour on rag paper
Blood Sisters, 2011, Rachael Romero. Ink and watercolour on rag paper. Courtesy of the artist, Rachael Romero.

Tuesday 29 November 2011
6–7pm

Independent filmmaker, painter, printmaker, photographer, teacher and Forgotten Australian, Rachael Romero, tells her story through a variety of media.

In the Shadow of Eden premiered at the Yale Center for British Art in September 2003 where it won a Short Film Prize at Film Fest New Haven. Since then it has screened at the Cleveland International Film Festival, the Santa Fe Film Festival and Moondance (where it won the Spirit Award for short documentary). The film was among six shorts chosen from over 100 ground-breaking documentaries at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina. The judges included Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Demme, Ken Burns and Barbara Kopple, with the help of the New York Times.

Canberra screening

The Australian premiere of the award-winning film, In the Shadow of Eden.

Join filmmaker Rachael Romero after the screening for a question and answer session via video link from New York.

The Inside exhibition will be open from 5.10pm for a pre-event viewing. Light refreshments will be available from Cuiseum.

Free
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021
Visions Theatre