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HRAFF Sydney 2017
May 23, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - May 27, 2017 @ 9:00 pm UTC+10
This May, join us in celebrating 10 years of the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival at Dendy Cinemas in Newtown, where we’ll be screening some of the festival’s most highly acclaimed films.
Brought to you with the help of our principal partner Bank Australia, 2017 promises to be our biggest festival ever. There has never been a better chance to delve into what HRAFF has to offer!
TUESDAY 23 MAY: CONSTANCE ON THE EDGE
WEDNESDAY 24 MAY: INTERNATIONAL SHORTS – DEFIANCE
THURSDAY 25 MAY: FREEDOM TO MARRY & INTENT TO DESTROY
FRIDAY 26 MAY: AUSTRALIAN SHORTS
SATURDAY 27 MAY: CHECK IT & RAVING IRAN
OPENING NIGHT FILM: CONSTANCE ON THE EDGE
Constance is a strong Acholi woman who was one of the first refugees from South Sudan to settle in Wagga Wagga with her family in 2005. A third generation refugee, victim of war crimes, a survivor, single mother, community leader and activist; Constance is charismatic, although troubled. Filmed over ten years, honest interviews are complemented by animated sequences and archive footage that pulls together this family’s story of navigating a challenging settlement journey in Australia, after fleeing civil war abroad. Hope flourishes for their future in this story about the importance of community and sense of agency in those who must rebuild.
To see film information and trailers, and to book now, go to: bit.ly/2pfcn03
Tickets are limited, so get in quick!