Alira Verity in the AM, chatting with a ‘Strong Woman’

Siren’s Deakin University Intern Felicity Smith catches up with Victoria’s Strongest Woman, Alira Verity. Verity is part of the ABC’s brand new docuseries Strong Women. Alira Verity is Victoria’s Strongest Woman—twice over. The reigning champion won first in 2018, and then again in 2019. She has competed in CrossFit competitions and is an International Australian …

Dreamer: documenting the journey to form the first all-girls football team in rural Azerbaijan

Director Imam Hasanov and Producer Maria Ibrahimova chat to Siren about their inspiring film project, Dreamer, and how you can help support this story. Content Warning: This article includes mentions of forced marriage and suicide. Mamed has a dream. He wants to form the first all-girls football team in rural Azerbaijan. DREAMER, a film by …

Rising Phoenix: redefining superhero

Recently Netflix released a documentary focused on Paralympians and their stories. Rising Phoenix documents some powerful athletes and for Brielle Quigley, redefined the word superhero. I’ve never really understood the hype around superhero movies. While my friends rushed to see the latest highly anticipated Marvel film in a string of highly anticipated Marvel films, I …

Review: Beyond The Boundary

Sarah Burt reviews Netflix’s cricket documentary Beyond the Boundary with one big question: can it be both a light and a lesson for women’s sport? What do you get when you cross two Perrys and one hundred dancing cricket bats? Apparently a five-month lockdown and a ban on all live sports… and a documentary full …