Join us for an afternoon of entertainment and discussion, showcasing the stories of our newest Australians and celebrating their cultural and creative contribution. The event kicks off with a rhythmic, cross-cultural performance by the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre’s Music Group, followed by a selection of short films from the Festival’s 2016 line-up and a panel discussion.
TO BE A POET
Michael Johnston / Australia / 2014 / 3 mins / English / Documentary
Abe takes the mic and tells his dad all about his life in Australia as a settled refugee.
Symphony of Strange Waters
Saba Vasefi / 2015 / 4 mins / Persian and English with English subtitles / Documentary
A young refugee from Iran learns that when language acts as a barrier, we can always turn to music to express ourselves and tell our stories.
Charles Williams / 2015 /4 mins / English / Documentary
A poetic reflection on the refugee crisis that commemorates those who faltered along the way.
I Am Emmanuel
Genevieve Clay-Smith / Australia / 2014 / 20 mins / English and Arabic with English subtitles / Narrative
Emmanuel is trying to adapt to his new life in Australia. But his past is pulling on his present, and he needs to find a way to let go.
SPREAD THE WORD
Footscray Community Arts Centre
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