Rosemary's Way

Directed by Ros Horin, 2020 Australia 78 minutes
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A powerful, inspirational story from Western Sydney following a group of migrant women and their remarkable champion, Rosemary Kariuki.

An effervescent facilitator and mother figure, Multicultural Liaison Officer Rosemary is undoubtedly a force of nature. Isolation in Auburn’s migrant community is a huge obstacle, and cultural norms mean that women are often tied to the house or a limited locale. Rosemary, with her larger-than-life spirit and generosity, works tirelessly to draw the women out of their homes and into society. She hosts a lively African Women’s Dinner Dance and takes them on a trip to the Blue Mountains and the NSW South Coast – introducing them to an Australia they’ve never seen before. In this heartfelt documentary, we hear the women’s stories of abuse and estrangement, as we witness their profound courage and endurance.  

Ros Horin has worked as a professional theatre director for more than 30 years, including as  Artistic Director at Griffin Theatre Company. In 2016, SFF premiered her documentary The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe. 

Program Strand
Documentary Australia Foundation Award,
15+, must not be exhibited to anyone under 15 years unless they are accompanied by an adult
In English
Premiere Status
World Premiere,
Ros Horin,
Pat Fiske,
Ros Horin,
Kathryn Milliss, Carolyn Constantine,
Andrew Arestides,
Refugee, Women's Issues, Regional Australia, Mental Health, Domestic Aubse, Women Directors,
Company Credits
Production Company: Bower Bird Films/Racing Pulse Productions,