Local support organisations present special Refugee Week film screening

Friday, 08 June 2018

Queenscliff Rural Australians for Refugees, the Uniting Church Queenscliff, Trinity Aid for Refugees and the Borough of Queenscliffe will present a screening of Human Flow, a film by celebrated director Ai Weiwei, at the Queenscliff Town Hall on Sunday 24 June at 1.30pm.

“We are deeply proud to partner with local support organisations to present this powerful and moving film,” said Borough of Queenscliffe Mayor, Cr Susan Salter.

The price of entry is $15 with all funds raised dedicated to supporting local asylum seeker and refugee actions. Tickets are available from Eventbrite here at https://queensclifferefugeeweek.eventbrite.com.au, or via the Borough of Queenscliffe website, www.queenscliffe.vic.gov.au.

“Council encourages everyone in the community to join us at the screening of Human Flow and demonstrate the Borough’s support of refugees in our community and all over the world.”

Human Flow depicts the magnitude of the global refugee crisis, in which over 65 million people around the world have been forced to flee their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War 2. By focusing closely on the people affected, the film tells a very personal story of the refugee crisis while conveying the epic scale of this global tragedy.

The special screening is presented as part of Refugee Week 2018, which runs from Sunday 17 June to Saturday 23 June 2018. Ai Weiwei’s own comments illustrate how closely Human Flow aligns with the 2018 Refugee Week theme, #WithRefugees:

“I see those people coming down to the boats as my family. They could be my children, could be my parents, could be my brothers. I don’t see myself as any different from them.”

The Borough of Queenscliffe became the 31st Victorian municipality to be formally declared a Refugee Welcome Zone on 24 June 2014. A Refugee Welcome Zone is a Local Government Area which has made a commitment to welcoming refugees into the community, upholding the human rights of refugees, demonstrating compassion for refugees and enhancing cultural and religious diversity in the community.