The new Australian documentary, Constance on the Edge, will be feature in a special Refugee Week screening at The Lismore Star Court Theatre on Friday 23 June at 6.30pm for 7pm screening.
Constance on the Edge follows charismatic Constance, mother of six, as she confronts her painful past in war torn Sudan, and risks everything in Australia so 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 regional Australia.
“In Africa I was fighting for survival; in the refugee camp I was fighting for human rights; and here in Australia, I'm fighting for belonging."
Constance on the Edge premiered to a sold out audience at the Sydney Film Festival in June 2016 where it was voted second favorite documentary by the audience. In November 2016 it launched the Refugee Council of Australia’s first ever Refugee Film Festival in Melbourne. In March the film was a finalist in the Australian Migration and Settlement Awards, in the category of excellence in journalism.
Director Belinda Mason says “It’s a film for everybody. People have said that the film has really put a human face on the refugee experience and raised their awareness of the situation of refugees.
“Constance on the Edge gives audiences a way into the refugee experience – both the positives and negatives – and let’s people get beyond news and media reports that so often dehumanise refugees.”
Sanctuary Northern Rivers is hosting the screening as part of its Refugee Week 2017 activities.
The Refugee Council of Australia is the national coordinator of Refugee Week, which will be celebrated between Sunday 18 and Saturday 24 June 2017.
Tim O’Connor, spokesperson for the Refugee Council of Australia said “Refugee Week is an opportunity to reflect on the courage and contribution of people who have lived the refugee experience. Constance on the Edge is a testament to the courage required to flee persecution and set up a life in a new land, and the contribution more than 875,000 refugees have made to Australia.”
View the movie trailer:
Date: Friday 23 June
Time: 6.30pm for 7pm
Venue: Star Court Theatre, Lismore
Tickets: $10 (conc.)/$15
Tickets available at:
www.sanctuary.asn.au or at door
For further information about the screening contact:
Michael Douglas, 02 66214211
|Event Date||Fri 23rd Jun 2017 7:00 pm|
|Individual Price||$15.00 / or $10 Concession|
|Location||Star Court Theatre|