Refugee Week film screening

Tuesday, 06 June 2017

Join Queenscliff Rural Australians for Refugees, the Uniting Church Queenscliff, Trinity Aid for Refugees and the Borough of Queenscliffe to celebrate Refugee Week 2017 with a screening of the new Australian documentary film, Constance on the Edge, at the Queenscliff Town Hall on Friday 30 June at 7.00pm.

‘The Borough of Queenscliffe is a Refugee Welcome Zone, and we are proud to screen this outstanding documentary to demonstrate our support of Refugee Week’, said Borough of Queenscliffe Mayor, Councillor Tony Francis.

Constance on the Edge is a film for everybody. It premiered to a sold out audience at the Sydney Film Festival in June 2016, where it was voted second favorite documentary by the audience, and in March the film was a finalist in the Australian Migration and Settlement Awards, in the category of excellence in journalism.

The film follows charismatic Constance, mother of six, as she confronts her painful past in war torn Sudan, and risks everything in Australia so that her family can thrive.

Filmed over 10 years in Wagga Wagga, the documentary is an unflinchingly honest portrayal of one refugee family’s resettlement story in Australia.

Following the screening, an open discussion will be held with input from a person with a refugee background and Diversitat Settlement staff.

The price of entry is a gold coin donation, with all proceeds going to Queenscliff Rural Australians for Refugees.

To reserve your seat, call the Borough of Queenscliffe on 5258 1377 before Wednesday 28 June.