Refugee Week June 15 – 22 2019 - a World of Stories

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To celebrate Refugee Week the Sunshine Coast Refugee Action Network is coordinating a Community Film Festival across the Sunshine Coast. Five different films will be screened at seven different venues over eight days to raise community awareness through sharing stories of refugees and people seeking asylum. Almost all screenings are free, but booking is essential for most venues due to limited seating.

 

Download the Program Poster Here

 

Saturday 15 June 5 – 10pm  - “Border Politics”

Free screening hosted by Welcome to Maleny, at Maleny RSL Hall

The film follows leading human rights barrister Julian Burnside as he traverses the globe

examining the harsh treatment meted out to refugees by most Western democracies. 

 

He concludes this erosion of human rights poses a threat to the very democratic values that

define Western society. www.rymerchilds.com/borderpolitics

 

Music, food, tea & coffee, licensed bar.

No booking required – first in, best seated.

 

More information: Phone 0448 319 391

    

     OR

www.facebook.com/WelcomeToMaleny

 

 

 

Monday 17 June 6 – 9pm - “Constance on the Edge”

Free screening hosted by Buddies at St Mark’s Anglican Church, Main St, Buderim

 

One family. Two wars. Three countries. What does it take to forge a new life far from home?

 

Filmed over 10 years, Constance on the Edge is an unflinchingly honest portrayal of one refugee

family’s resettlement story in Australia. www.constanceontheedge.com

 

Guest speaker: Elijah Buol (Australian of the Year, Qld Local Hero) - advocate for refugees &

young people.

 

Booking www.events.humanitix.com.au/constance-on-the-edge-buderim

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday 18 June 6pm  -  “The Merger”

Hosted by Caloundra Community Centre and Amnesty Sunshine Coast

 

This is a warm hearted Australian comedy about a former professional football player who

returns to his country town and is persuaded to coach the hapless local footy team.

 

Teaming up with a nearby refugee support centre, he recruits the new arrivals to save the

team and take the community on a journey of change. 

www.umbrellaentfilms.com.au/movie/the-merger/

 

 

Tickets $12 including light refreshments. Wine available for purchase.

Arrive 5.30pm for 6pm screening.

Tickets www.events.humanitix.com.au/the-merger-caloundra

 

 

 

Wednesday 19 June 6 – 8pm  -  “Mary meets Mohammad”

Free screening hosted by Noosa Welcomes Refugees at The J, Noosa Junction

 

This film follows the arrival of Tasmania’s first detention centre through the eyes of local

Christian woman and knitting club member Mary and Muslim Afghan Hazara asylum seeker

Mohammad, who is detained inside the centre – as they connect through the gift of a

knitted beanie. www.marymeetsmohammad.com/wp

 

Light refreshments provided and wine available for purchase.

Arrive 5.30pm for 6pm screening.

Booking www.events.humanitix.com.au/mary-meets-mohammad-noosa

 

​​Thursday 20 June 6 – 8pm  -  “Border Politics”

Free screening hosted by SCRAN at Berkelouw Books, Eumundi

 

The film follows leading human rights barrister Julian Burnside as he traverses the

globe examining the harsh treatment meted out to refugees by most Western

democracies. 

 

He concludes this erosion of human rights poses a threat to the very democratic

values that define Western society. www.rymerchilds.com/borderpolitics

 

Light refreshments provided and wine available for purchase.

Arrive 5.30pm for 6pm screening

Booking www.events.humanitix.com.au/border-politics-eumundi

 

Thursday 20 June 6 – 9pm  -  “The Merger”

Free screening hosted by Amnesty USC and Sunshine Coast, Building C Theatre 7,

University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs

 

This is a warm hearted Australian comedy about a former professional football player who

returns to his country town and is persuaded to coach the hapless local footy team.

 

Teaming up with a nearby refugee support centre, he recruits the new arrivals to save the

team and take the community on a journey of change. 

www.umbrellaentfilms.com.au/movie/the-merger/

 

Light refreshments available. Gold coin donation.

Arrive at 5.30pm for 6pm screening.

Parking free from 6pm.

Booking www.events.humanitix.com.au/the-merger-usc

Campus Map  www.usc.edu.au/media/18512595/campus-map.pdf

 

Friday 21 June 3 – 6pm

“Everyone Welcome” – free “Fire, Fun, Film” event hosted by Nambour Community Centre

Food, music, entertainment.

 

​​​“Constance on the Edge” – 6.30pm free screening hosted by Nambour Community Centre

and Sunshine Coast Multicultural Network

 

One family. Two wars. Three countries. What does it take to forge a new life far from home?

 

Filmed over 10 years, Constance on the Edge is an unflinchingly honest portrayal of one refugee

family’s resettlement story in Australia.

www.constanceontheedge.com

 

Followed by a short Q&A session

Booking www.events.humanitix.com.au/constance-on-the-edge-nambour

 

Saturday 22 June 5.30 – 8pm  -  “The Staging Post”

Free screening hosted by SCRAN, Building C Theatre 7,

University of the Sunshine Coast,, Sippy Downs

 

The film follows two Afghan Hazara refugees, Muzafar and Khadim. 

 

Stuck in Indonesia after Australia 'stopped the boats' and facing many years in

limbo, they built a community and started the school which inspired a refugee

education revolution.

www.thestagingpost.com.au

 

Light refreshments provided.

Free parking.

Arrive at 5.30pm for 6pm screening.

 

Guest speakers: Jolyon Hoff, Director and Muzafar Ali,

Refugee Week Ambassador who features in the film.

 

Booking www.events.humanitix.com.au/the-staging-post-usc

Campus Map www.usc.edu.au/media/18512595/campus-map.pdf

2018 Buddies Refugee Support Group

Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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 PO BOX 367, Buderim 4556

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