Brenda Matthew's first memories were of growing up in a loving white foster family, before she was suddenly taken away and returned to her Aboriginal family.
Decades later, she feels disconnected from both halves of her life. But the traumas of her past do not lie quietly buried. So, she goes searching for the foster family with whom she had lost all contact. Along the way she uncovers long-buried secrets, government lies, and the possibility for deeper connections to family and culture.
The Last Daughter is a documentary about Brenda’s journey to unearth the truth about her past, and to reconcile the two sides of her family.
Join us for this special community screening of this beautifully made documentary and discuss your thoughts and reflections with others after the film.
Bookings to be made via the library website.
Afternoon tea will be included.
Reviewed 23 August 2023