Who can see their talent is the show's Caucasian emcee, Dave Lovelace, a failed musician who drowns all his life failures too often with booze. This site hosts Nell Minow’s Movie Mom® archive, with material that originally appeared on Yahoo! That someone took the time to tell our stories. After a heavy night of drinking, he agrees to travel with the girls through Vietnam without a military escort. Billed as Australia's answer to 'The Supremes', Dave secures the sisters their first true gig, and flies them to Vietnam to sing for the American troops. | for the first time. For example: The Sapphires is based on the real-life story of four courageous Indigenous Australian women. And there was Vietnam. © 2006-2020 Raising Children Network (Australia) Limited. Based on a true story, THE SAPPHIRES is a triumphant celebration of youthful emotion, family and music. This isn’t what the girls and their families want. Indigenous Australians finally secured the right to vote. Over the credits, viewers get to see the real Sapphires and find out what happened to them. Yorta Yorta women born along the Murray River, they were part of an extended family of brothers and sisters who regularly sang together during the 1960’s and 70’s. Calling themselves the Sapphires, they arrive in Saigon. Dave also finds a new sense of identity along the journey. The girls drink from glasses, and sometimes they swig from bottles. For example: In addition to the violent scenes and scary visual images mentioned above, this movie has some scenes that could scare or disturb children under eight years. There were drugs and the shock of a brutal assassination. Dave is caught sleeping in his car in his underwear. Sisters Cynthia, Gail and Julie (Miranda Tapsell, Deborah Mailman and Jessica Mauboy) leave their family in the country after being discovered by Dave Lovelace (Chris O’Dowd). The Sapphires feature film is inspired by a true story about four extraordinary Aboriginal women, sisters Laurel Robinson, Lois Peeler and their cousins Beverley Briggs and Naomi Mayers. In real life, only two of them went to Viet Nam. Together with Dave, the girls and their cousin Kay (Shari Sebbens) head for Melbourne to audition for a job entertaining the American soldiers fighting in the Vietnam War. They pass the audition, but are not prepared either for the constant need to prove themselves while in Vietnam or for the conditions of it being a war zone. One thing - they will sing soul music. All material © Nell Minow 1995-2020, all rights reserved, and no use or republication is permitted without explicit permission. It is based on a play written by Tony Briggs, the son of one of the singers, portrayed as a toddler in the movie. Story. This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information. Movies, Beliefnet, and other sources. Gail understands her role as ‘mumma bear’, looking out for her younger siblings and cousin. Key events from 1958-1968 are shown. The main messages from this movie focus on identity and the importance of family and Indigenous tradition. Gail and Kay have a physical fight. Children in this age group are unlikely to be disturbed by anything in this movie. And for four young Aboriginal sisters from a remote mission this is the year that would change their lives forever. In an era of significant racial discrimination, they used their singing talents to entertain American soldiers in Vietnam. Kay has lived in both the indigenous and ‘white’ worlds and has to decide where her heart belongs. The Sapphires is a multiple award-winning musical play and film that is coming to the Princess Theatre stage…. When he gets up, he does up his zipper. Sisters Laurel and Lois toured Vietnam in the late 1960’s singing to the American troops - an extraordinary achievement for two young Aboriginal women, considering that Aboriginal people had just received the right to vote. They’re stopped by local militias who aim guns at them. In a flashback scene, government officials arrive at the girls’ home. Sadly, there are no films of their performances in the 60’s. Plot Keywords Billed as Australia's answer to 'The Supremes', Dave secures the sisters their first true gig, and flies them to Vietnam to sing for the American troops. Cynthia lies on a man and kisses him passionately.
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