Flee: Refugee Week Film Screening

Flee: Refugee Week Film Screening

Victorian Pride Centre
79 81 Fitzroy St
St Kilda, VIC 3182
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June 25, 2022 at 5:00pm - 8pm
Kate Leaney

BridgeMeals, Queer South Asians of Melbourne (QSAM), and Welcoming Australia are presenting a screening of the Oscar-nominated animated film, 'Flee' in celebration of Refugee Week and Pride Month 2022.

Flee tells the story of Amin Nawabi as he grapples with a painful secret he has kept hidden for 20 years, one that threatens to derail the life he has built for himself and his soon to be husband. Recounted mostly through animation to director Jonas Poher Rasmussen, he tells for the first time the story of his extraordinary journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan.

The film was chosen in line with this year's theme for Refugee Week: Healing. The importance of human connections has been underscored by the pandemic and such lessons can help us in so many ways.  Mainstream and refugee communities alike can draw upon shared hardship to heal wounds, to learn from each other and to move forward. Healing can occur through storytelling, through community and also through realisation of our intrinsic interconnectedness as individuals. 

The screening will be followed by a community discussion of the movie led and facilitated by the LGBTIQA+ refugee members of BridgeMeals (along with information surrounding local support services & programs). Food and drinks (non-alcoholic) will also be provided.

Tickets are priced at $20 each, however donations are welcomed and encouraged to support the delivery of this event and future BridgeMeals activities.


Will you come?