Deep Blue Sea Film National Tour - OFFICIAL SCREENING
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is a film for everyone. Come along, and bring a friend who wouldn't normally watch a film about 'boat people'.
This is the film that Tony and Julia don’t want you to see. That’s why Jessie Taylor and her team are taking the film on a National Road Trip to 30 major cities around Australia, before hosting a screening for our politicians at Parliament House in Canberra on Monday 18th March 2013. And now, it’s coming to a city near you!
WHAT: Come and join us on the Deep Blue Sea Film National Tour in Launceston:
- Watch a screening of the documentary Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
- Engage in a Q&A with our guest speaker panel (panel TBC)
- Talk to local members of the Amnesty International group for Launceston and find out how you can work help asylum seekers in the local community.
Let’s have a public discussion about asylum seekers and Australia.
Please plan to stay on for a chat after the screening, the ARC student association is opening the bar and nibbles will also be provided
WHEN: 7pm, Tuesday 12th March 2013
WHERE: AMC Auditorium, University of Tasmania, Newnham Campus
REGISTER: Thanks to the generous support of Amnesty International, tickets to this event are either free or by small donation at the door. However, in order to help us prepare for numbers, please register your intended attendance by clicking the green 'REGISTER' button above and following the prompts.
Check out where else the film is showing:
To check out the 30 cities we're going to on the Deep Blue Sea Film National Tour please visit: www.deepblueseafilm.com or click on the map below:
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is a 52 minute documentary looking at the circumstances and decisions that lead someone to become a ‘boat person’.
When she was 9, Zainab’s parents made the heartbreaking decision to leave their home in northern Afghanistan. They set out on a journey across the globe, putting the fate of their family in the hands of strangers. Across borders, behind bars and onto a smuggler’s boat – the family chased freedom. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea tells Zainab’s story, and the story of many others who have trodden the same path.
Jessie Taylor and Ali Reza Sadiqi travelled across Indonesia and met with 250 asylum seekers in jails, detention centres and hostels. Through candid interviews, hidden camera footage and in the words of asylum seekers themselves, the story of the ‘refugee’ is told. What pushes people to leave home? What do they leave behind? What do they fear? Why did they choose this path? And what does it take to turn someone into a ‘boat person’?
Meet the human faces behind the most controversial issue of our time.
CLASSIFICATION: While the film does not contain explicit material parental guidance is advised.
Where will the money go?
This is a not for profit venture. Any money raised throughout the Deep Blue Sea Film National Tour whether through ticket sales, merchandise or otherwise will go back towards covering the cost of the National Tour. If there is any profit raised after the costs of the tour have been paid it will be directed to not for profit organisations that work with asylum seekers in Australia.
The Deep Blue Sea Film National Tour has been made possible thanks to the generous donations of 416 individual supporters to our crowdfunding campaign in October 2012: www.pozible.com/deepblueseafilm
For more information: www.deepblueseafilm.com
When & Where
Deep Blue Sea Team
The Deep Blue Sea team consists of the filmmakers Jessie Taylor, David Schmidt and Chris Kamen, assisted by an enthusiastic bunch of volunteers.