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Adelaide: Film: Freedom Stories
24 February 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Screening in Adelaide on 24th February
Preview-and-Launch Screening of this new documentary in Adelaide
Wednesday 24th February at 6.30pm
at the Palace Nova Eastend Cinema, Adelaide
Followed by Q&A with filmmaker Steve Thomas and special guests!
BOOK TICKETS ONLINE WITH FANFORCE HERE – http://fan-force.com/…/freedom-stories-palace-nova-adelaide/
This will be a very special event screening of the new Australian feature documentary “Freedom Stories” (Sydney Film Festival, Canberra International Film Festival 2015). It is the first public screening in Adelaide and we are pleased to be presenting the film to the Adelaide participants in the film and our South Australian supporters.
Filmmaker Steve Thomas will be present for a Q&A after the screening with special guests.
Tickets are only available to be purchased online ($20) from the Fan Force website here: http://fan-force.com/s…/freedom-stories-palace-nova-adelaide
About Freedom Stories
Presenting a welcome respite from the political cacophony that usually accompanies discussions of asylum seekers and refugees, Freedom Stories takes a considered look at the lives and achievements of former ‘boat people’ who have spent the last decade making Australia their home. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Steve Thomas (Hope, 2008), some of the documentary’s participants were just children when they arrived from the Middle East around 2001 seeking asylum.
Thrust into a hysterical political climate around the Tampa affair and Australia’s stance at the time, they languished in mandatory detention in remote places such as Woomera or Nauru, only then to be granted temporary protection visas that extended their limbo for years. Yet with astonishing resilience they have succeeded in building new lives and making steadfast contributions to their new country. These are ordinary people who found themselves trapped in the extraordinary consequences of political manoeuvring. Now, finally, it is time for their voices to be heard.
Duration: 99 mins Rating: PG
Presented by Flying Carpet Films Producer: Lisa Horler Director: Steve Thomas
Huge thanks to all our participants, supporters, donors and grantees
Click here for the Freedom Stories Website –http://freedomstoriesproject.com/
Click here to view the trailer for Freedom Stories –https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHXxQVQQVOM