Nominated for Best Foreign Film at the 1937 Venice Film Festival
Like a plot from a Coen Brothers movie, the making of Third Reich era German film Zu neuen Ufern (To New Shores) is a bizarre story in itself. Produced by German film studios in 1937, the story tells of an 1840s English woman wrongly convicted of forgery and transported across the globe to the Parramatta Female Factory.
Portrayed by Swedish actress Zarah Leander, Gloria – who had been a singer in London – must now endure the consequences of her wrongful seven year sentencing to the colonies. Filled with betrayal, heartbreak and perseverance, the film embodies the struggle of many women inside the walls of the Parramatta Female Factory.
Join NPRAG.org, Professor Carol Liston (Western Sydney University) and James Findlay (University of Sydney) for a talk and screening of this fascinating collision of Parramatta’s colonial past and Germany’s pre-war cultural machine. This film highlights the importance of Parramatta Female Factory’s application for National Heritage Listing.
Download a PDF version of the To New Shores program here: To New Shores Progam
Distributor: Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Foundation www.murnau-stiftung.de
Dates & Times:
Sunday 22 May 2pm