Refugee Film Festival Melbourne - Screening + Q&A with director and special guest, Iranian journalist Behrouz Boochani: Stop the boats-SOLD OUT

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Stop the Boats

Tells the story of how Australia used a three word slogan to demonise  people seeking asylum, fleeing war and persecution; condemning them to indefinite offshore detention and torture in prison camps on Manus Island and Nauru. The story is told by people seeking asylum including children from within detention centres, secretly filmed in Nauru and Manus.   

The film features among others Manus Island detainee Behrouz Boochani, children detained in Nauru. Dr Munjed al Muderis, Julian Burnside QC, Ben Doherty , Phil Glendenning, Dr Ai-Lene Chan, Dr Peter Young, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, Andrew Willkie MP and the late Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser.

There will be a Q&A event with the filmmakers and Behrouz Boochani, Iranian journalist currently on Manus Island, after the screening.

The screening will also feature a pre-show short film called Same Drum. The film features a group of young migrants from multilingual backgrounds as the stars of a new music video that calls for all cultures living in Australia to be united and live in happiness and peace. Their song Same Drum delivers a strong message to other migrants about embracing life in Australia, while never forgetting where you come from.

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June 19, 2018 at 6:30pm - 8pm
Cinema Nova
380 Lygon St
Carlton , VIC 3053
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