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THE LEADERSHIP OPENS EXCLUSIVELY AT CINEMA NOVA

Compelling and revealing documentary The Leadership can FINALLY be seen by Melbourne audiences on the big screen in all its cinematic glory from Thursday 12 November. 

Produced by multi-award-winning Bunya Productions’ Greer Simpkin (Mystery Road, Sweet Country), The Leadership is an observational documentary written and directed by Ili Baré in her feature-length debut. Set against the planet’s last untouched wilderness, The Leadership delivers an altogether unexpected and original reflection on what it takes to be a good leader, while unearthing the systemic obstacles to women’s advancement in science and beyond.

Dark Matter’s Head of Distribution Courtney Botfield said, “The Leadership has all the twists and turns that make documentary so compelling, set against the spectacular and cinematic landscape of Antarctica. The film’s ‘warts and all’ approach to documenting the first ever Homeward Bound expedition is truly fascinating.”

“This is a film that needs to be seen on the big screen, with stunning cinematography and an immersive soundscape, and we are thrilled to be opening exclusively at Cinema Nova this week,” she said.

The Leadership had its World Premiere at this year’s Sydney Film Festival and screened as part of the 2020 Melbourne International Film Festival and Adelaide Film Festival. It was selected for the Edinburgh International Film Festival, and was released in cinemas in October around the country EXCEPT MELBOURNE!!!

Synopsis: 

The world is crying out for a new model of leadership, but what is it? One woman thinks she has the answer.  Australian CEO and ‘dreamer’ Fabian Dattner, leads an international group of 76 female scientists on an Antarctic voyage designed to transform them “into the sort of leaders they want to be.” Her hope is that once these women are primed to lead in science, they will be able to make meaningful change around the world. But on board Dattner’s own leadership style and philosophy are both severely tested, as the women’s deeply personal stories of workplace harassment and more are revealed.

Set against the planet’s last untouched wilderness, The Leadership delivers an altogether unexpected and original reflection on what it takes to be a good leader, while unearthing the profoundly troubling systemic obstacles to women’s advancement in science and beyond.

The Leadership was shot on location in Antarctica, Argentina, Indonesia, China, Australia, United Kingdom, France and United States.

The Leadership is Produced by Bunya Productions in association with Screen Australia, Good Pitch Australia and Screen NSW, with support from Documentary Australia Foundation and the Shark Island Institute. Director/Writer: Ili Baré; Producer: Greer Simpkin; Executive Producer: David Jowsey.

The film is one of the 2016 cohort of Good Pitch Australia films alongside 2040, In My Blood It Runs, Ghosthunter, Dying to Live and Guilty. Following The Leadership’s cinematic release through Dark Matter Distribution, will be a 3-year social impact campaign.






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