Heidi Feemster & Tamara Leigh Trend On The SAPPHIRES Indie Film with Australian Screenwriter Tony Briggs and Actor Don Battee. The Sapphires is one of the featured Milwaukee Film Festival films showing at the Oriental Theater on Wed. Oct. 10, 2012 at 7:00pm. Inspired by the true story of Tony Brigg's mother, Laurel Robinson, her sister, Lois Peeler, and two other young Aboriginal women, who found opportunity to go from an Australian mission to the main stage of the Vietnam War in 1968 to entertain the troops. Fellow SAPPHIRES actor Don Battee and Tony talk with Trend On about taking the SAPPHIRES story from real life to the theatre as a play to an award winning film at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival where it was picked up by Oscar winning producer, Harvey Weinstein.
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