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Port Augusta: Film: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
21 June 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Film Afternoon and Fundraiser
Sunday 21 June, 4-6pm St Augustine’s Hall, Church St, Port Augusta
- Donations towards a refugee-managed NGO.
- Not suitable for children under 12.
- People may find some of the content disturbing. There will be debriefing discussion afterwards.
- Enjoy a warm cup of soup in a warm room, and discuss some hot topics!
When she was 9, Zainab’s parents made the heartbreaking decision to leave their home in northern Afghanistan. They set out on a journey across the globe, putting the fate of their family in the hands of strangers. Across borders, behind bars and onto a smuggler’s boat – the family chased freedom. ‘Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea’ tells Zainab’s story, and the story of many others who have trodden the same path. Jessie Taylor and Ali Reza Sadiqi travelled across Indonesia and met with 250 asylum seekers in jails, detention centres and hostels. Through candid interviews, hidden camera footage and in the words of asylum seekers themselves, the story of the ‘refugee’ is told. What pushes people to leave home? What do they leave behind? What do they fear?
Why did they choose this path? A
nd what does it take to turn someone into a ‘boat person’?
Meet the human faces behind the most controversial issue of our time.
- Brought to you by Compassion and Justice for Refugees, Upper Spencer Gulf
- For more information, contact Tabi 0415 613 725 or Sr Elizabeth 0448 809 134