What to Watch: The Sapphires

The Sapphires is a 2012 Australian musical comedy-drama, based on the 2004 stage play of the same name which is loosely based on a true story. The film is about four young, talented indigenous women who have never stepped foot outside of Australia, who are discovered by a talent scout and form a music group named The Sapphires, travelling to Vietnam in 1968 to sing for troops during the war. Production began in 2010, with the casting of the four members of The Sapphires, and filming taking place throughout New South Wales in Australia and Vietnam during August and September 2011. The film stars mostly up and coming actors, but Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Friends with Kids) brings infectious energy and charisma to the table and scores most of the films many laughs. The music is fantastic as well.

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Downunder Product and Marketing Manager - Melbourne-born Meg arrived in Canada in January with no winter coat, one suitcase, a one week booking at a youth hostel, and a sight-unseen job offer at Goway Travel. She thought she’d stay for a year – that was 12 years ago! Never one to shy away from adventure, Meg has been in the industry for 23 years and has journeyed extensively through Europe, Asia and North America. Meg’s heart however belongs to the South Pacific, including New Zealand, Fiji, and her native Australia.

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