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Jung & Film Online | The Dressmaker

November 27, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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You are warmly invited to our online Jung and Film evening on Friday 27 November, 2020, The Dressmaker (Run time: 1h 59 min).  The Dressmaker is a 2015 Australian film written and directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse, based on the 2000 novel of the same name by Rosalie Ham.

This film is about the healing of trauma inflicted on a young girl (Tilly) by a bully, Steward. Steward dies and Tilly is blamed for his death. This results in the local policeman exiling her from the town. Years later, she returns to the small town ostensibly seeking revenge but instead, confronts her trauma and the demons that haunt her. This film addresses the repercussions of unaddressed trauma and the journey of potential healing. Issues related to the toxic effects of the patriarchy, abuse of the feminine, rigid gender binaries, and betrayal are addressed. In confronting her past, transformation occurs for Tilly and for several other characters. The rich symbolism throughout this film will be explored.

Online Participation Format

We will be screening this movie via Zoom, from the DVD we have purchased. However, it is also available on Netflix and participants are welcome to view it in their own time and then join us for the discussion. We will start the screening at 18h00 (6pm). After the film there will be a break of 10 minutes, followed by a discussion for approximately 45 minutes.


R100 during lockdown.

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Live Streaming | Advanced Booking Essential

Kindly book your ticket by 12:00 on Friday, 27 November 2020. A Zoom link will automatically be provided upon successful completion of the payment process.

If you have any queries or issues with booking please contact us at saaja@mweb.co.za


Janis Merand (Lush Food), is available, within a reasonable radius of her home, to deliver food to you (at your own cost), on the evening. Contact her for details at Janis Merand janismerand@gmail.com


We are pleased to report that the library is now open for in-person use, following all Covid-19 safety precautions. The library is open 10:00-14:00 Tuesdays and 14:00-19:00 Thursdays. For more information on this, contact Debra at saajalibrary@outlook.com 
We also invite you to visit our Library online, where you can search for titles and find out more about our Collections.

We hope to see you on Zoom, and look forward to continue to share our stimulating film discussions.


November 27, 2020
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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