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Film review: The Mercy

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Peter Sheehan, Australian Catholic Office for Film and Broadcasting

THE MERCY. Starring: Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, and David Thewlis. Also, Ken Stott. Directed by James Marsh. Rated M (Coarse language). 102 min.

This British biographical drama is based on a script written by Scott Z. Burns after he saw the historical documentary directed in 2006 by Jerry Rothwell and Louise Osmond, titled ‘Deep Water’. Both that documentary and this film depicts the failed attempt by amateur sailor, Donald Crowhurst, to circumnavigate the world by sailing around it.

International Women’s Day 2018: a chance to reflect, consider and promote change

Thursday 8 March 2018

Office for the Participation of Women, Australian Catholic Bishop's Conference
Australians are today encouraged to join with people around the world in reflection and consideration for the particular challenges women face when they live outside metropolitan areas. 

International Women’s Day is celebrated each year on 8 March and 2018 welcomes the theme of Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives.

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