16 April 2023
New documentary celebrates The Sweatshoppers
On 17 April, 2023, ABC TV's renowned documentary series, Compass, featured a full episode charting the rise and ongoing legacy of Sweatshop Literacy Movement.
In this riveting 30-minute program, discover all there is to know about Sweatshop's longstanding mission to transform the lives of culturally diverse artists through reading, writing and critical thinking. Filmed on location throughout Western Sydney, this must-watch episode features in-depth interviews with Sweatshop founding director, Dr Michael Mohammed Ahmad, general manager, Winnie Dunn and star writers, Shirley Le and L-FRESH THE LION. The episode also includes performance readings, live workshop feedback and a sneak peak into Shirley's newly published novel, Funny Ethnics, Winnie's upcoming novel, Dirt Poor Islanders and the signficance of established rapper, L-FRESH, writing a memior in pen!
The Sweatshoppers is available to stream now on ABC iView.