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London: Film: The Merger + Q&A
December 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Screened in partnership with IOM, UN Migration Agency and the Global Migration Film Festival
Xenophobia, socio-economic challenges and “the good old days” are some of the very real subjects addressed in the Australian comedy “The Merger”. Building on themes of shared interests and integration as a two-way street for both refugees/migrants and the communities where they live, the film screening will include an exciting and gritty panel discussion with a Syrian refugee and representatives of England’s Football Association (FA), as well as a grassroots football organisation.
A former star footballer turned community outcast is persuaded to coach the struggling, local footy team in his small town in Australia. He recruits refugees to revive the team with hilarious results, and ultimately takes his community on a journey of change. Funny and moving, this film brings loveable characters and levity to a complex issue.