Refugee Week - Film Screening

Between the devil and the deep blue sea – Wednesday 19th  June, 7pm at Sutherland Library.

To celebrate Refugee Week  (16th June – 22nd June) Sutherland Library will screen the film, 
“Between the devil and the deep blue sea” at 7pm on Wednesday 19th June. Book now.

This 53 minute film, through candid interviews, hidden camera footage and in the words of asylum seekers themselves, tells the story of the ‘refugee’. What pushes people to leave home? What do they leave behind? What do they fear? Why did they choose this path? And what does it take to turn someone into a ‘boat person'?

Restoring Hope is the theme for Refugee Week this year.  Hope ‘for a better life’ is a major driver for people who embark on such dangerous journeys. To provide some aid to those working toward that aim, gold coin donations will be requested on the night and the proceeds donated to Amnesty International. There will be a representative from the Sutherland Shire Friends of Amnesty  introducing the film and taking a few questions afterwards.

World Refugee Day is the following day, Thursday 20th June, and there are many events and activities across NSW on that day and throughout the week to focus attention on the difficult circumstances faced by people across the world who have found themselves without a place to live.

Here is a short taste of the offerings the library has which highlight this issue. 

Refugee: It happened to me edited by Helen Elliot

Refugee to resident by Ibtihal Samarayi 

Hope DVD

Goodbye Sarajevo by Atka Reid

Hope DVD