Scattered People Movie Night

Scattered People Movie Night

Maleny RSL
1 Bunya St
Maleny, QLD 4552
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June 19, 2021 at 5:30pm - 9pm
Lisa McDonald

"Scattered People" is an inspiring story of restitution and hope, of shared humanity and the role music can play in forging bonds of friendship and respect in a new country. Scattered People are a group of musicians in Brisbane who play, write and record the music of people seeking asylum who they meet in detention and community centres.

The film follows their relationships, rehearsals and performances as they create "Sugarmill Road', their latest album. We hear their heartfelt stories of courage and character; and we discover how music breaks down barriers, gives a sense of purpose and builds an inclusive community culture.
Lending a hand in the film are music icons including Missy Higgins, John Butler, Archie Roach, Michael Franti, Katie Noonan, Dan Sultan, Baker Boy, Harry James Angus and more.

Doors open at 5.30 pm when authentic Rohingya cuisine by Sujauddin of Rua Haung Cafe, Brisbane will be available for purchase. On offer will be vegan, gluten free and meat dishes as well as sweets. Meals will be payable by cash only. The RSL has a fully licensed bar.
The film will commence at 6.30 pm. Following the film there will be a Q & A with the film's directors, John and Lizzi Swatland, barrister Benedict Coyne who specializes in human rights legislation, and other expert panelists.
The evening concludes at 9 pm.

This free community event, hosted by Welcome to Maleny Refugee Advocacy Group promises to be a rich and rewarding experience!

Will you come?