Redfern's Carriageworks, just south of Sydney city, was once again home to an important media event - this time with what appears to be lots of substance.
Dramatic moments from Australian history were brought to life on stage by a wonderful group of actors including Alex Dimitriades, Chris Haywood, John Jarratt, Claudia Karvan, Asher Keddie, Peter O’Brien, Leah Purcell, Magda Szubanski, Jack Thompson, David Wenham and Dan Wylie and complimented with musical performances by Tex Perkins, Julia Stone and Christine Anu.
The made for TV special will be broadcast on Foxtel's The History Channel in October 2012.
Well done to all associated with the success of the production.
MEDIA RELEASE: Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Democracy is not a spectator sport.
THE PEOPLE SPEAK: EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL TO BE FILMED IN SYDNEY ON MONDAY, JULY 9...
FEATURING A STELLAR LINEUP OF AUSTRALIA’S LEADING ACTORS AND MUSICIANS LIVE ON STAGE ...
On the evening of Monday, July 9, FOXTEL and The History Channel will bring together some of Australia’s finest actors and musicians for one night only, to take part in a ground-breaking documentary special, THE PEOPLE SPEAK.
To be filmed at Sydney’s historic Carriageworks site in Redfern in front of a live audience, THE PEOPLE SPEAK will feature Australia’s leading artists from stage and screen delivering the letters, songs and speeches of rebels, visionaries and protesters from Australia’s past.
These dramatic moments from our history will be brought to life on stage by a remarkable group of actors including Alex Dimitriades, Chris Haywood, John Jarratt, Claudia Karvan, Asher Keddie, Peter O’Brien, Leah Purcell, Magda Szubanski, Jack Thompson, David Wenham and Dan Wylie and interspersed with haunting musical performances by Tex Perkins, Julia Stone and Christine Anu.
To premiere exclusively on The History Channel in October 2012, THE PEOPLE SPEAK is a unique and compelling format that will revisit the good fights over gender equality, fair pay and working conditions, gay rights, war and peace, immigration and the rights of our indigenous populations.
It will give a voice to those who spoke up for social change throughout Australian history – and will highlight the continuing importance of this in today’s society.
THE PEOPLE SPEAK format was born in 2009 when actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, along with film producer Chris Moore collaborated with Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States, to construct a performed history of the United States as told from the perspective of its underdogs.
Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman, Marisa Tomei, Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, Josh Brolin and a host of others participated in the special – and two years later, Colin Firth, Sir Ben Kingsley, Joss Stone, Keira Knightley and Sir Ian McKellan were amongst the cast that staged THE PEOPLE SPEAK in the United Kingdom.
THE PEOPLE SPEAK is produced by The History Channel and WTFN Entertainment and is exclusive to FOXTEL.
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