Be inspired by Freedom Stories, a film about former ‘boat people’ who now call Australia home. It’s time for their voice to be heard! Award Winning, Filmmaker Steve Thomas, who enjoys holidaying down the coast, explores the achievements and struggles of these people, who arrived from the Middle East to seek safety around 2001. Some were just children, who were thrust into mandatory detention, they languished in remote places such as Woomera and Nauru and then had their limbo extended by temporary protection visas.
Geelong’s Combined Refugee Action Group, CRAG, are hosting this movie in Bannockburn, Wednesday April 17 at 7:30 pm in the Bannockburn Cultural Centre, 27 High St. It’ll be a great opportunity to bring along friends and family members who might have questions about people seeking asylum, to hear the answers from the people who have lived experience. Entry by donation.
With astonishing resilience and enthusiasm to contribute, these people have gratefully rebuilt their lives here. Like those who have followed more recently, these are ordinary people caught up in terrible circumstances.