Huonville Town Hall
3pm 17th June 2018
presented by Amnesty Southern group and RAR SE tasmania
entry by gold coin donation
Bus available from Geeveston: ph: 0418 139 194
Carpooling available from Cygnet: ph 0404137737
Amnesty Australia’s latest campaign ‘My New Neighbour’ will be launched to the Huon Valley Community with a screening of the highly acclaimed film, ‘Chauka Please Tell Us the Time’. The campaign explores how communities could provide positive pathways for safe refugee settlement through a new model of community-led sponsorship. Huonville council has joined many others Australia wide to become a ‘Welcome Refugee’ zone, and there are numerous rural areas which have flourished after welcoming refugees into their community.
The film ‘Chauka’ is a unique collaboration between Iranian refugee and journalist Behrouz Boochani and Netherlands-based director Arash Sarvestani which has won accolades at festivals worldwide.
Filmed entirely on Boochani’s phone, the film presents a haunting perspective on life inside the Manus Island detention centre. Jointly hosted by Amnesty Southern group and Rural Australians for Refugees, the screening is at 3pm on June 17th at Huonville Town hall.
Entry is a gold coin donation and light refreshments will be available. Don’t miss the chance to be one of the first in Tasmania to view this important film and get informed about how to make our communities a positive force for change.