Flying Carpet Films and the Asylum Seeker Education Network presents 2 Exclusive filmmaker Q&A Screening Events at Luna Cinemas Leederville with Director Steve Thomas with special guests. Launching on Sat 21 Nov the Q&A will be hosted by Michael Jones (ASETTS) and Sheryl Carmody (MercyCare) following the 4.00pm session which also includes networking and fingerfood supplied by refugee groups ( whilst stocks last)*
On Sun 22 Nov the Q&A screening will be hosted by Alenka Jeram (Red Cross) and James Jegasothy, CARAD committee member and State Director Welcome to Australia WA following the 4.00pm session*
In Freedom Stories, filmmaker Steve Thomas explores the achievements and struggles of a number of former ‘boat people’. Now Australian citizens, they arrived from the Middle East seeking asylum, around 2001. This was the year of the Tampa and PM John Howard’s infamous “We will decide” speech. Some were only children when they found themselves in indefinite mandatory detention in Woomera or Nauru. Thomas captures the determination and resilience of this diverse group, who, a decade on, have rebuilt their lives in Australia. These are ordinary people, caught up in traumatic times, and in this poignant film their voices are finally heard.
his film was nominated for the Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Australian Documentary
Please note: * part proceeds from these screenings goes to the Asylum Seeker Education Network
Buy tickets: Freedom Stories Q&A – Special Events – Luna Cinemas