During a long hot summer, 40 girls and gender diverse youth aged 11 to 17 converge for the inaugural week-long GIRLS ROCK! MELBOURNE Camp.

Greeting them are local female rock legends like Courtney Barnett, punked up teachers, students and youth workers, all keen to empower each of the participants through rock n roll. Over the course of the week, and months after camp, we follow three participants as they struggle to find their sense of belonging and identity through music.

No Time For Quiet shows the positive impact of immersive music experiences and spaces that embody a strong sense of community, reinforce belonging and provide support and mentorship for young people who feel disempowered.

This is an all ages event, presented in partnership with Girls Rock School NI, which offers workshops and mentoring in electric guitar, bass, drums and vocals to women and girls of all ages. GRSNI is part of a global Girls Rock! movement, united by the common desire for gender equality in the music industry. They are a small but dedicated collective, with each of the team giving their time all in the name of “empowering girls and women of all ages to riff, rock and roll!”

Dir. Samantha Dinning, Hylton Shaw / 2019 / Australia / 82 min

The film will be screen live at the Black Box for a strictly limited, socially distanced audience, pending official regulations on the scheduled dates. If presentation with a live audience is not possible, the film will be screened on Digital Outbursts on this website for a limited time.

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