Janis Joplin was once voted the 'Ugliest Man on Campus'. Sharon Jones was told she was 'too old, too fat, too short, too black' to succeed in music. Two documentaries chart the lives of these extraordinary women.
The male coming of age tale Down Under is set in the aftermath of the 2005 Cronulla riots. But while entertaining, the film doesn't help us understand the racism at the heart of these traumatic events.
Researcher and Sessional Tutor in Screen and Cultural Studies; Project Coordinator for the Graduate Researcher Peer Networking Program at the Graduate Student Association (GSA), University of Melbourne