Victoria: Freedom Stories Film Screening

In Celebration of Refugee Week 2016, telling the story of getting here is most important. All stories are stories of the Divine. The remarkable documentary ‘Freedom Stories’ tells the heartening stories of people who arrived in Australia seeking asylum around 2001. This landmark feature documentary charts the challenges and successes of finding safety in Australia, and building a new life, while dealing with the feelings conjured up by what has been left behind. There will be a screening in Melbourne at the Lido Cinema, Hawthorn, on evening of Monday, 20th June, 7pm.

While there are refugees in countries all over the world and refugee and asylum seeker issues are constantly in the media, many people are still unaware of who refugees are and do not understand the reasons why they flee. Sometimes the media misrepresents refugees and asylum seekers, creating stereotypes and fueling myths and misunderstandings.

Following the huge success of the Sydney screening, we are hosting a Melbourne screening of Freedom Stories, the uplifting and inspiring tale of a group of people who arrived in 2001 as refugees, and their journeys ever since as they settle in to their new homes. Watch the trailer above to learn more.

The screening will be followed by an exclusive Q&A with the film’s producer, Lisa Horler.

We have just 48 hours left to sell the remaining tickets, in order for the screening to go ahead. Funds raised from the screening will go towards supporting the work of the Refugee Council of Australia in giving refugees a stronger voice.

We hope to see you there, and remember to bring your friends!

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