May 8, 2012
National Interest – WIM and Black Swan State Theatre Company – 8 May 2012
Women in Media and Black Swan State Theatre Company invite you to a very special WIM event.
This is your chance to go behind the headlines and international intrigue surrounding the Balibo Five, a group of Australian TV journalists and cameramen killed in East Timor in 1975.
WIM guests received a free theatre ticket to National Interest on the night, courtesy of Black Swan State Theatre Company.
Playwright and Director Aidan Fennessy will give an insight into his personal connection with the Balibo 5 and why he wrote the play, and Black Swan State Theatre Company Artistic Director Kate Cherry will give an insight into the Company.
The fate of the Balibo Five shocked Australia in 1975 and the issue still reverberates today.
“National Interest is a play about justice, time, love, personal reconciliation and the ghosts that we invent that both comfort and haunt us.” – Aidan Fennessy, playwright and director.