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Grace Under Fire

rural Workplace Sexual Harassment (2017)

Grace Under Fire, a documentary short from the Victorian Women’s Trust, shines a light on the hidden epidemic of workplace sexual harassment facing young women in regional and rural Australia. Recent research by Australian National University academic Dr. Skye Saunders shows that 73 per cent of women in rural and regional Australia experience workplace sexual harassment.

Inspired by the book Whispers from the Bush by Dr. Skye Saunders, Grace Under Fire tells the story of 20-year-old law student Grace Bramwell, who was forced to confront workplace sexual harassment in her hometown in Gippsland, Victoria.

Run time: 16 mins

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Following the film’s launch, we are committed to providing the film to schools, community organisations or individuals who wish to host screenings of Grace Under Fire in local communities around Australia.

To host a screening in your area, please download our Grace Under Fire Film Screening Info Pack below.

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Writers, Directors/DOP & Editors: 

Journalist Isabelle Lane and documentary filmmaker Madeleine Martiniello

Executive Producer: 

Victorian Women’s Trust


  • Dr Skye Saunders, Academic and author
  • Grace, 20-year-old law student
  • Narelle Fraser, former detective
  • Keelia Fitzpatrick, Young Workers Centre coordinator
  • David Morrison AO, former Chief of Army 2011 – 2015

Grace Under Fire was officially launched by Chief Justice Diana Bryant on May 11, 2017, at Cinema Nova in Carlton, Victoria.

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