Tue, Oct 23, 2018 10:30AM
Price: $8 students Free for accompanying teachers and chaperones Includes same-day Museum admission
This program is recommended for Students of grades 7–12.
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THE STAGING POST
Australia | 2017 | 62 min | D: Jolyon Hoff
Tahira, also featured in the film, was accepted into Canada and is now living in Toronto with her two children. Tahira will join us for a post-screening Q&A.
The film follows two Afghan Hazara refugees, Muzafar and Khadim who were sent to Indonesia after trying to reach Australia via boat. Australia had a policy of refusing refugees arriving via sea to reach land in Australia. They were forced to the islands of Manus and Nauru, or to Indonesia where they could spend many years waiting in limbo to find refuge in other countries. Dealing with their realities, Muzafar and Khadim, they built a community and started the school which inspired a refugee education revolution. The Staging Post is about friendship, connection and the power of community.
Film Website: https://www.thestagingpost.com.au/