‘I was crying, and I was angry’: Hotel Coolgardie’s shocking portrait of sexism in the outback

Two Finnish backpackers find themselves under siege when they take jobs behind the bar in this Western Australia mining-town pub. Director Pete Gleeson’s documentary, Hotel Coolgardie, explores what happens when two 20-something Finnish backpackers, Lina and Steph (who asked for their surnames to be withheld), land in the small Western Australian town and begin working at the pub, living upstairs. They experience Australian culture, that’s for sure. Just not, as they say, the kind they put on the brochure (scroll down to see the trailer). Full story.

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