Scattered People - Refugee Week Screening

Scattered People - Refugee Week Screening

Dendy Cinemas Southport
129 Queens St
Southport, QLD 4215
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June 25, 2022 at 5:00pm - 7pm
Emily Clauss

Join us at the new Dendy Cinema for a screening of Australian Documentary Scattered People followed by a Q&A panel with the producers!

About this event

Come celebrate refugee week with us through an amazing story about the healing power of music, bringing together people, cultures and countries while exploring Australians' attitudes towards people seeking asylum.

**All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Asylum Seeker Resource Centre**

Scattered People: A song can take you home is a 60-minute Australian documentary featuring Saha and Mas, two young Iranian musicians. Fleeing their homeland and seeking asylum in Australia, they end up in immigration detention where Mas encounters the Scattered People band – a small group of kindred spirits who play music and create songs with refugees and people seeking asylum.Following their journeys, we observe how music breaks down barriers and gives Saha and Mas purpose, helping to shape their new identities in a new land/life and offering hope for the future.

Including interviews and music from acclaimed musicians including Missy Higgins, John Butler, Michael Franti, Archie Roach, Katie Noonan, Dan Sultan, Harry James Angus, Robbie James (GANGgajang) and Baker Boy, Scattered People also explores how music can help unite, heal and restore our compassion for some of the most vulnerable people on our planet.

Scattered People offers a vehicle through which audiences can consider the experiences of people seeking asylum and refugees: the environments they have fled; their immigration journeys; the trauma they have experienced and the ongoing uncertainty of their visa status. Audiences are prompted to reconsider their own attitudes, too often framed by short, misleading and unsympathetic media bites. Utilising music to bring people and cultures together, the film helps to re-humanise people seeking asylum and raises audience awareness and empathy.

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