IOM, UNHCR and UNIC present CONSTANCE ON THE EDGE
The International Organization for Migration, The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and the United Nations Information Centre present a free public screening of the new Australian documentary CONSTANCE ON THE EDGE in celebration of International Migrants Day.
One family. Two wars. Three countries. What does it take to forge a new life far from home? Filmed over 10 years, Constance on the Edge is an unflinchingly honest portrayal of one refugee family’s resettlement story in Australia.
Brave, lion-hearted, charismatic Constance, mother of six, confronts her painful past in war torn Sudan, and risks everything in Australia so her family can thrive.
Mary, Constance’s niece, finds it impossible to find a job. Vicky, her daughter, studies every morning from 4am, hoping to get into university. Charles, 23, is struggling with alienation and depression.
Constance on the Edge gets to the heart of a contemporary untold story about the courage and resilience it takes to build new lives. The film also highlights the important role communities play in encouraging a sense of welcoming, healing and belonging.
When: 6.30pm drinks & light refreshments, 7pm screening, followed by Q&A
Thursday 15 December 2016
Where: NFSA Arc Cinema, National Film & Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton, ACT 2601 map
Price: Admission free, but bookings essential
For more information:
National Film & Sound Archive
McCoy Circuit, Acton ACT 2601
Tel: (02) 6248 2000
Visit the NFSA at www.nfsa.gov.au
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