WHY DID SHE HAVE TO TELL THE WORLD? 

In association with Film Victoria,  Screen Australia and The Australian Broadcasting Corporation 

TV DOCUMENTARY 
 

The first lesbian couple to come out on national television almost fifty years ago are still together. When Francesca Curtis and Phyllis Papps appeared on ABCTV This Day Tonight’s in October 1970 they put everything on the line. Today the couple open-up about love, loss and political change.
Written & Directed by AP Pobjoy
Produced by Bonny Scott

Executive Producers Sue Maslin & Diana Fisk 
Edited by Tayler Martin 
Cinematography by Flick Smith 

Composer: Munro Melano 
Distributor: Film Art Media 


Documentary Australia Foundation: 
https://documentaryaustralia.com.au/project/why-did-she-have-to-tell-the-world/

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Instagram: @whydidshedoco 

Watch it now: 
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/whydidshe
AWARDS & FESTIVALS: 
 
  • Premiered on ABC TV Compass Season 2021
  • World Premiere: Queer Screen's Mardi Gras Film Festival, 'My Queer Career' Program, 2021 - Best Film 
  • Melbourne Premiere: Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Offical Selection, 2021 - Best Australian Short Film presented by Film Victoria 
  • Brisbane Queer Film Festival, Offical Selection, 2021
  • Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival, Offical Selection 2021 - Shortlisted for The Iris Prize
  • Best Direction in Documentary Short Subject, Offical Nomination 2021 - Australian Directors Guild Awards