Director: Ili Baré
97 minutes

Ice breakers. Risk takers. Change Makers.

The world is crying out for a new model of leadership, but what is it? One woman thinks she has the answer. Australian CEO and dreamer Fabian Dattner, leads an international group of 76 female scientists on an Antarctic voyage designed to help women advance their careers in STEMM (Science Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine) and transform them “into the sort of leaders they want to be.” Her hope is that once these women are primed to lead in science, they will be able to make meaningful change around the world. But once on board ship, as the women’s personal stories of workplace gender biases and more are revealed, Dattner’s own leadership style and philosophy are severely tested. Set against the planet’s last untouched wilderness, The Leadership unearths the profoundly troubling systemic obstacles to women’s advancement in science and beyond.

“A potent and passionate documentary, profoundly relevant in these #metoo, Trump and Covid-19 times” (Sydney Film Festival)

Please note: The October 23rd screening of The Leadership will be presented as a captioned session.

Film Type Documentary
Program Strand Changing The Status Quo
Language English
Director Ili Baré
Producer Greer Simpkin
Screenwriters Ili Baré
Cinematographer Dale Cochrane
Editor Lindi Harrison
Music Kristin Rule
Genre Science, Women

Screens with: Caring for Ngarrindjeri Sea Country and Caring for Meintangk Country

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All Ages

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