The ANU College of Law, Law Reform and Social Justice Program proudly presents The Children Act.
Directed by Richard Eyre and starring Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci, the film explores a family’s right to refuse medical treatment on grounds of religious belief. A boy, just shy of his 18th birthday, refuses a blood transfusion because it conflicts with his views as a Jehovah’s Witness. The Court must grapple with the issue of whether to override the child’s wishes and force him to accept the procedure despite his convictions, or respect his decision as a result of which he will almost certainly die.
The LRSJ has tickets available and following the film will present a panel discussion featuring eminent experts in the field including:
- Professor Tom Faunce,
- The Hon John Faulks, Australian Law Reform Commissioner and former judge of the Family Court
- The Hon Mary Finn, former judge of the Family Court and renowned law reformist, particularly in relation to the Family Law Act.
Please register via firstname.lastname@example.org for your complimentary ticket. On the night, you will need to get your name checked off with Law Reform and Social Justice to receive your movie ticket to enter the screening.