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Geelong: Film: Hope
18 October 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
With the 14th anniversary(19/10) of the SEIV X disaster,
on Sunday the 18th we will be showing
@ 2pm & 5:30pm
entry by donation,
the venue is to be confirmed.
This event will be in memory of the 353 lives lost and a lead up to
the Geelong premier of “FREEDOM STORIES” – date and venue to be confirmed.
A Study Guide of HOPE is available here
- The greatest maritime catastrophe off Australian shores since World War Two occurred in 2001.
- It is estimated that 146 children, 142 women and 65 men lost their lives when their boat sank.
- The boat has come to be called SIEV-X.
- SIEV is the acronym for Suspected Illegal Entry Vessel, used by the Australian Defence Force since 2001 for intercepted refugee boats.
- The X stands for unknown.