One ambitious manager. Four unknown singers. The tour that put them on the charts wasn't even on a map.
Get Motown on the line.
Inspired by a true story, this follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. They are discovered by a good-humoured talent scout with a kind heart, very little rhythm but a great knowledge of soul music. As their manager, he guides them on their road to stardom, including the groundbreaking tour to Vietnam to sing for the American troops.
97 minutes, No persons under 13 (Language, Violence, Prejudice) Biographical, Comedy, Drama, Musical, On the art circuit
Low to mild racial discrimination (historical context)
Low impact, innocuous scenes of alcohol and cigarette use
Set during the late 60s, this moderate impact film tells the story of three Aboriginal sisters and their cousin Kay who face the racial discrimination of the times in their homeland Australia, and how they use their talented singing voices to overcome much of the confusion, segregation, judgement and loss they have suffered. Themes in this film are complex and mature, despite the ''comedy'' genre and including themes of discrimination, Australian history, family, the Vietnam war, talent and music. Such themes are depicted in a way that includes elements of language, prejudice, and violence which may be harmful for young children. This moive is therefore not suitable for viewers under 13 years of age. It is however a film that contains educational value and a strong message against racial discrimination.