City of Sydney Refugee Week Film Screening

City of Sydney Refugee Week Film Screening

Ultimo Community Centre
40 William Henry Street corner Bulwara Rd
Ultimo, NSW 2007
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June 20, 2023 at 10:00am - 12pm
Jamal Bassam
0477 384 378

Come and watch powerful films focusing on the plight of refugees and people seeking asylum in finding freedom.

Lovren: My life as a refugee

In this short documentary, professional footballer Dejan Lovren, shares his family’s story and experience as a refugee. His family was forced to flee their village in central Bosnia Herzegovina at the beginning of the war in 1992, when he was just 3 years old. They ended up in Munich in Germany, where they lived as refugees for 7 years before moving to Croatia to start a new life.

The film will be interpreted in Chinese followed by refreshments.

The Swimmers

Two young Syrian sisters flee their war-torn home in Damascus. They swim for hours in choppy Mediterranean seas to reach Greece as asylum seekers before going on to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The film is in English with Chinese subtitles.

Rating: PG-13

Bookings essential for these free screenings

We aim to present inclusive and accessible events. If you have any particular access or communication needs, please contact Winnie Koit on 02 9298 3103 or [email protected].

Will you come?