The Leadership is an independent documentary by award winning director Ili Baré and produced by Bunya Productions, which focuses on the first Homeward Bound program and the systemic inequalities for women in STEMM.

Filmed in 2016, The Leadership follows the journey of 76 women in STEMM and 10 leadership facilitators as they participate in the inaugural Homeward Bound program, culminating in a 21-day voyage from Argentina to Antarctica and back. Through telling the stories of several women on board, the film addresses the need to remove the structural inequalities in STEMM to allow for more women leaders that will in turn create a better future for the planet.

The documentary offers viewers a raw insight into the first Homeward Bound journey, which four years later, has evolved and is on track to reach its goal of supporting and creating an international network of 1,000 female leaders by 2026.

The Leadership had its world premier at the virtual Sydney Film Festival in June 2020 and also screened as part of the digital Melbourne International Film Festival 68½.

You can access more information on The Leadership and details on any future screenings via the official website.

Q+A with Homeward Bound’s Visionary Founder Fabian Dattner, and Co-Founders Justine Shaw and Mary-Anne Lea.

Recorded live 17 May 2021.