From films to interviews and recorded panel discussions - here you will find content to access on demand at your leisure.

Dip into the events listed below, from 18 October 2021.

Please note:  because we want to know a bit about you, we will need a few details from you before you can access this content, but you'll only need to enter your details once and then the system will recognise you.  Once entered, click on "click here" to access the content of your choice!  Oh, and if you're struggling a bit, you probably need to empty your cache.

And visit regularly because - as the Festival progresses - new events will be added here every day.

On Demand

​Financing women-owned businesses:  a Bangladesh perspective image

​ Financing women-owned businesses: a Bangladesh perspective

19-Oct-21 | Women business owners in emerging economies face unique challenges when it comes to financing their businesses. Our speaker, the head of the women entrepreneur cell at LangkaBangla Finance, shares her on-the-ground experience.
​Trade & tax in the digital world image

​ Trade & tax in the digital world

18-Oct-21 | This session will examine how the digital economy is transforming traditional tax systems, ahead of the signing of a global tax deal.
​Music: a bridge to the African diaspora community image

​ Music: a bridge to the African diaspora community

19-Oct-21 | A musician and a radio broadcaster discuss the power of music to build a bridge between diaspora communities (in this case, African) and the countries of their birth.
​Multiculturalism & diversity are good for business! image

​ Multiculturalism & diversity are good for business!

20-Oct-21 | This fireside chat will examine multiculturalism and diversity and why including both makes not just moral, but sound business sense.
​Arctic Future Challenge Youth Entrepreneurship Competition image

​ Arctic Future Challenge Youth Entrepreneurship Competition

20-Oct-21 | The Arctic Future Challenge is based upon a detailed framework to encourage youth participating or interested in participating in entrepreneurship a forum to showcase their businesses, or business concepts.
​The role of period poverty in inclusion image

​ The role of period poverty in inclusion

20-Oct-21 | Period poverty affects girls and women in developed and emerging economies. It results in missed school and work, stigmatisation, and potential not being realised. Our panel discusses the issues and the initiatives needed to address the problem.
​Beauty Rich & Rare:  Australian digital art in the Smithsonian image

​ Beauty Rich & Rare: Australian digital art in the Smithsonian

18-Oct-21 | The creator of Australia's first ever exhibition in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History , Anthony Bastic, and its promoter, Trena Blair, discuss "Beauty Rich & Rare".
​In conversation:  Dr Sindiwe Magona, author of "Mother to Mother" image

​ In conversation: Dr Sindiwe Magona, author of "Mother to Mother"

18-Oct-21 | Dr Sindiwe Magona writes in both English and isiXhosa. She is a prolific author, an educator and an activist. Here Dr Magona discusses her novel and screenplay for the powerful "Mother to Mother", featured in this year's Festival.
​In conversation with Richard Wicksteed, filmmaker image

​ In conversation with Richard Wicksteed, filmmaker

18-Oct-21 | Richard Wicksteed, an independent documentary filmmaker based in Cape Town, discusses his career and his work with the San communities of Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. (Richard's beautiful, "Sandance" is featured in this year's Festival).
​HUMAN Vol 1 image

​ HUMAN Vol 1

18-Oct-21 | HUMAN is a beautifully-filmed collection of stories and images of our world, offering an immersion to the core of what it means to be human. Through these stories full of love and happiness, as well as hatred and violence, HUMAN brings us face to face with the Other, making us reflect on our lives.
​HUMAN Vol 2 image

​ HUMAN Vol 2

19-Oct-21 | HUMAN is a collection of stories and images of our world, offering an immersion to the core of what it means to be human. Through these stories full of love and happiness, as well as hatred and violence, HUMAN brings us face to face with the Other, making us reflect on our lives.
​HUMAN Vol 3 image

​ HUMAN Vol 3

19-Oct-21 | HUMAN is a collection of stories and images of our world, offering an immersion to the core of what it means to be human. Through these stories full of love and happiness, as well as hatred and violence, HUMAN brings us face to face with the Other, making us reflect on our lives.
​Mother to Mother image

​ Mother to Mother

18-Oct-21 | The lament of the mother of a killer, in which she reaches out, and tries to ease the pain of the mother whose daughter her son has murdered. This powerful documentary delves into the root cause of violence in disenfranchised people.
​Sandance! image

​ Sandance!

18-Oct-21 | SanDance! is a documentary covering the age-old dance culture of southern Africa’s San peoples. Beautifully filmed in Namibia and Botswana, SanDance! immerses viewers in the trance healing dance that lies at the heart of San culture, and performed at the Kuru Dance Festival in Botswana.
​Sides of a Horn image

​ Sides of a Horn

18-Oct-21 | From Executive Producer, Sir Richard Branson, Sides of a Horn is the first film to tell the story of Africa’s poaching war from both sides: that of poacher and ranger. The film is based on actual events and filmed in one of the communities most directly impacted by wildlife crime.
​Tribal Muse:  extraordinary photographs of the "Avant Garde" of Ethiopia image

​ Tribal Muse: extraordinary photographs of the "Avant Garde" of Ethiopia

18-Oct-21 | This collection of remarkable portraits by Macedonian-Australian photographer, Biljana Jurukovski, homes in on the beauty of the Ethiopian Surma tribe—and more specifically, the Suri.
​Dr Ratnakar Adhikari, Executive Director, EIF:  interview image

​ Dr Ratnakar Adhikari, Executive Director, EIF: interview

18-Oct-21 | Ratnakar Adhikar, Executive Director of the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), discusses the work of this multi-lateral partnership organisation, but also touches on issues of vital importance to inclusive trade, including foreign direct investment.
​In conversation with Biljana Juruskovski, photographer image

​ In conversation with Biljana Juruskovski, photographer

18-Oct-21 | Biljana Jurukovski, a Macedonian Australian award-winning photographer talks about the people and diverse and beautiful expressions of different cultures that have inspired her work, including "Tribal Muse", featured in this year's Festival.
​Case study:  Himalayan Decor Rugs (Nepal) image

​ Case study: Himalayan Decor Rugs (Nepal)

18-Oct-21 | Himalayan Decor Rugs produces beautiful hand-knotted carpets high in the Himalayas.
​Case study:  Kanchanjangha Tea Estate and Research Center (Nepal) image

​ Case study: Kanchanjangha Tea Estate and Research Center (Nepal)

18-Oct-21 | Kanchanjangha Tea Estate & Research Centre (KTE) is located in Ranitar in the remote high-altitude region of Panchthar district in Nepal, bordering the Darjeeling tea area. Watch the video to get a better understanding of this women-led business.
​In conversation with Sristi Joshi Malla, glass artist image

​ In conversation with Sristi Joshi Malla, glass artist

18-Oct-21 | True to her name, which translates to ‘creation’ in Sanskrit, this Nepalese artist has excelled in the field of glass art. In conversation we explore her work, motivation and inspiration.
​The glass art of Sristi Joshi Malla, Nepal image

​ The glass art of Sristi Joshi Malla, Nepal

18-Oct-21 | Sristi Joshi Malla is the first stained glass artist in Nepal, and the first female glass cutter. This is her jewel-like work!
​E-Commerce, sustainability & market access support to women-led leather goods enterprise, Bangladesh image

​ E-Commerce, sustainability & market access support to women-led leather goods enterprise, Bangladesh

18-Oct-21 | Take a deep dive into the project to take a Bangladesh women-led leather goods enterprise to the world, highlighting the themes, impact, successes, and lessons learned.
​Building networks to strengthen relationships & create opportunity for Aboriginal businesses image

​ Building networks to strengthen relationships & create opportunity for Aboriginal businesses

18-Oct-21 | In this session we will examine how building networks strengthens relationships & creates opportunity for Aboriginal businesses.
​Sustainability & inclusion:  the state of play in Morocco image

​ Sustainability & inclusion: the state of play in Morocco

18-Oct-21 | What is happening in sustainable business in Morocco today? What are the challenges for particularly women-owned and small businesses? What are the opportunities?
​Identity: Yours, mine, ours image

​ Identity: Yours, mine, ours

18-Oct-21 | What does it mean to belong and not belong in Australia? Through personal stories and compelling images, find connections with others and challenge the assumptions we make about each other every day.
​The Unending Absence image

​ The Unending Absence

18-Oct-21 | Imagine the world of migration from an alternative point of view, through sound.
​A program to accelerate prosperity for Indigenous Australians image

​ A program to accelerate prosperity for Indigenous Australians

18-Oct-21 | The "Trade Routes" program aims to accelerate cultural, social and economic prosperity for Indigenous Australians and the wider community, both nationally and internationally.
​Sanctums ZA: Lockdown 2021 image

​ Sanctums ZA: Lockdown 2021

21-Oct-21 | South Africa has been in a declared "State of Disaster" since March 2020. Gardens have become people's sanctums.