Refugee Week Fundraiser screening of ‘Human Flow’ by Ai Weiwei
Human Flow an epic film journey led by internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. This Refugee Week screening is presented by the Borough of Queenscliffe as part of the Low Light Festival. All funds raised will support local asylum seeker and refugee actions.
When: Sunday 24 June, 1.30pm
Venue: Queenscliff Town Hall, 50 Learmonth Street, Queenscliff Cost: $15
Want to know the real story? Bellarine for Refugees warmly invites you to a public information session to hear from refugees who have recently arrived in our area.
Tea and coffee provided.
Refugee Week 2018 events:
What's Happening on Nauru
Torquay Library, together with Spring Creek Community House and Surf Coast Rural Australians for Refugees, bring you Bronwyn McNamee and Gerry Baldock who were employed on Nauru from 2011 to 2015. They will share their experiences and their understandings of what is happening for refugees still on Nauru, those who have been moved from Nauru, and those who are in Indonesia on the way to Australia but were stopped by the ‘Boat arrivals will never settle in Australia’ policy.
Shokoofeh Azar discusses her novel 'The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree'
Don’t miss this chance to meet and hear former journalist and writer Shokoofeh Azar discuss her novel 'The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree'. Forced to leave Iran with her family in 2011, she was accepted as a political refugee by Australia; Shokoofeh has made her home locally. Her extraordinarily powerful novel has been short-listed for this year’s Stella Prize and is set in Iran as a reimagining of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Written in the lyrical magical realism style of classical Persian storytelling.
When: Thursday, 21 June 2018 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
Venue: Geelong Library and Heritage Centre Cost: FREE