The Eviction - Film Screening and Q & A

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Newtown Neighbourhood Centre

1 Bedford Street

Newtown, NSW 2042

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It seems nothing in Sydney is safe from the pervasive sell-off ideologies of governments and the greedy gaze of developers. Not even heritage listed suburbs like Millers Point, Dawes Point and The Rocks, where the Sirius building stands. Best friends since birth, Bob and Barney, have lived in Millers Point for generations. But when the government decides to sell their homes, the universe is turned upside down. Sons of wharfies, they're no stranger to struggle, and these underdogs will put it all on the line to save their community. As the stress of eviction looms, the pressure threatens their friendship. One becomes a leader, but the other doesn't know if he can stay.

The Eviction shines a light on the Australian housing crisis, and investigates why the system is so broken. Compelling, bold and raw, this film will shake you to your core, and have you question why we call Australia fair.

Narrated by Michael Caton

Supported by Shelter NSW and the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, please join us for a screening of this new documentary by Blue Lucine. Filmed over 4.5 years, this intimate character driven film takes you into the lives of those most affected by the NSW State Government's decision to sell vast amounts of public housing.

This is an inclusive community event, and everyone is welcome.

Q and A with the director and Barney Gardner resident and activist after the film. (Film's duration 75 mins)

Free tickets if you're doing it tough (no questions asked, just select free ticket)

Paid tickets if you can spare the $

Donation tickets if you want to buy a ticket AND contribute to a free ticket for another person (pay it forward :)

Venue is fully accessible.

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No, however there is some strong language in the film. 12+ is a suggestion.


Where do the ticket proceeds go?

Your ticket price will go toward future screenings, so the director can share the film with more audiences. Shelter NSW will not receive the $ from ticket sales.


How long is the film?

The film's duration is 75 minutes, with a Q & A afterwards for about 15 mins. You do not have to stay for the Q & A.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Public transport is the best option, as Newtown Neighbourhood Centre is right across from Newtown Train Station. Buses also stop right outside. Parking in limited in Newtown, and streets are narrow. NNC is fully accessible. If you must drive Bedford st may have some spots but nothing is guaranteed.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

email Blue Lucine at theevictiondocumentary@gmail.com

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Newtown Neighbourhood Centre

1 Bedford Street

Newtown, NSW 2042

Australia

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