P R E S E N T E S!


A personal odyssey from the birthplace of tango (Buenos Aires) to the land of fire (Tierra del Fuego), P R E S E N T E S! confronts the vulnerability of being middle-aged, a woman and single in unfamiliar territory.

This is solo storytelling of a journey through Argentina and Chile at the end of 2016; against a backdrop of political violence and survival.

This is about an encounter with the legacy of Argentina’s ‘dirty war’ of the 1970s, the extraordinary grandmothers who keep that legacy alive.

This is also the kindness of strangers in a strange place… a journey of resilience in the face of unpredictable events.

Full Spanish Transcription available here.

  • storytelling
  • 55
  • 1 total
  • 1 female identifying
  • gender, culturally and linguistically diverse, women
  • 18+
  • teen, young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Female | 40s | full length
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EXTRACT: When I was a kid I had a favourite tree It was a large knotted yew tree With the kind of branches you could easily climb If you were careful. That tree’s like my favourite hiding place But it’s also a place of high adventure.


Trailer by Belinda Thomas, Peninsular Films



" opportunity for Ingelbrecht to unapologetically assert her own place in the world. She says that it “embraces my own refusal to go quietly into invisibility … or be disappeared [like] many middle aged and older women (and men)”..."

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