Watch The Sapphires
- 1 hr 43 min
The film entitled The Sapphires is centered on the lives and adventures of four aboriginal women who are members of a musical group called the Sapphires. The film was written by Keith Thompson and Tony Briggs and directed by Wayne Blair. The film was produced by Goalpost Pictures and distributed by Hopscotch Films. The film starts in 1968 when Gail, Julie, Cynthia and Kay decide to form a musical group. They receive all the encouragement and support they need from an Irish guy known as Dave Lovelace. Dave is an addict who drinks alcohol whenever he has the opportunity to do so and also works as a talented scout. After many suggestions and thorough deliberations the ladies decide to name the group The Sapphires. As they begin to sing and perform together the group becomes very popular and within a very short time becomes very famous. However, they start facing some challenges such as racism and bias but with the support of Dave and their fans they continue to rise to fame. They become even more positive and determined to work even harder to achieve their goals as a team. One day, Dave finds them a job in the war camps in Vietnam whereby the Sapphires are expected to entertain and cheer up the United States troops. The ladies gladly accept the offer despite the risks involved. However, despite the group’s rise to fame and remarkable success in the public, within the group the women do not enjoy peace and unity. They always fight among themselves and nobody tries to make peace. Cynthia is struggling with a break up while Gail is the very offensive type. Kay struggles with the challenges of being multi-ethnic while Julie has less personal issues to worry about. The film proceeds as the ladies try to strike a balance between overcoming their personal problems and working for the common good of the group. The characters in the film include Chris O'Dowd starring as Dave, Deborah Mailman starring as Gail, Jessica Mauboy starring as Julie, Shari Sebbens starring as Kay, Miranda Tapsell starring as Cynthia.