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Hornsby: Film: The Merger
10 December 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hornsby Film Screening of The Merger
The Amnesty International Hornsby Local Action Group invites you to join them at a screening of the film The Merger.
The Merger and Amnesty International have partnered to highlight the positive welcome communities can offer refugees and take a strong message of inclusivity to cinemas around Australia.
The Merger is a tale of a struggling, small town footy team that recruits refugees to survive. Director Mark Grentell and producer Anne Robinson have joined with comedian/actor/writer Damian Callinan to adapt to the screen his award-winning, stage show of the same name.
“By presenting the refugees as part of the solution to Bodgy Creek’s problems, our hope is that those who deem them opportunistic outsiders, see that they have more in common than they previously thought,” said Damian Callinan, who also stars in the film in the lead role of coach Troy Carrington.
Amnesty International’s My New Neighbour campaign is seeing communities across Australia standing with refugees and calling on the Australian Government to expand and improve the Community Sponsorship program so that more families can rebuild their lives in safety.
“It’s a neighbourhood-led solution to helping people who are in need of protection and a new home and fits seamlessly with the welcoming message of the film,” said Shankar Kasynathan, Refugee Campaigner at Amnesty International, who along with his parents and sisters found refuge in an Australian town not dissimilar to Bodgy Creek.
We hope to see you there!