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Cinema Nova Screening: Constance on the Edge
Thu. 2 February 2017, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm AEDT
One family. Two wars. Three countries. What does it take to belong?
Filmed over 10 years, Constance on the Edge is an unflinchingly honest portrayal of one refugee family’s resettlement story in Australia.
Following the documentary there will be a panel discussion and Q&A on settlement challenges, education and employment opportunities, racism, discrimination and mental health. The panel consists of Sherry-Rose Bih, Meriam Siraj, Aref Ramazani, Bobby Allen and Alice Wojcik.
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.
* This film is recommended for mature audiences.
TICKETS: $25 + Booking Fee. With all profits from the filming will go towards supporting the journey of refugee and migrant children in Melbourne.
LOCATION: Cinema Nova, Carlton *
* Please note we are hosting another screening at Sun Theatre Cinema in Yarraville on the 16th Febuary 2017.