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HRAFF Goes West: Seeking Refuge

FilmMusicSpecial EventAsylum Seekers and Refugees

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.

FILM PROGRAM

HRAFF Goes West Film ProgramTO 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 WatersSymphony 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.

 

HomeHome
Charles Williams / 2015 /4 mins / English / Documentary

A poetic reflection on the refugee crisis that commemorates those who faltered along the way.

 

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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.

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Footscray Community Arts Centre
Melbourne

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