Refugee Week 2019
Films, feasts and gigs celebrating refugees.
June 15, 2019
Every year, Refugee Week sees thousands of refugee-inspired events take place around the world, to raise awareness of refugees' experiences and celebrate their contributions to society. Taking over Australia from Sunday, June 16 to Saturday, June 22, the 2019 festival is offering a myriad of film screenings, feasts, gigs, art exhibitions, theatre shows and more. The theme is #withrefugees and, more specifically, "share a meal, share a story".
While Randwick's Ritz Cinema's free screening of Ai Wei Wei's documentary Human Flow has already sold out, you can still combine arts and immigration by heading along to Gymea's Hazlehurst Regional Gallery at 6.30pm on Wednesday, June 19 to see Robyn Hughan's documentary Journey Beyond Fear.
Meanwhile, in the city, Lower Town Hall will host Stronger Together on Thursday, June 20, featuring talks from Kumi Naidoo, Secretary General, Amnesty International; Dr Graham Thom, Refugee Coordinator, Amnesty International Australia; Frances Rush, CEO, Asylum Seekers Centre; and Clover Moore, Lord Mayor City of Sydney.
And, if you want to learn to weave a tapestry rug like an Afghani master artist does, book your free spot at Finding Your Feet, a series of workshops happening at the Australian National Maritime Museum. They're being held at 10am and 12.30pm every day from Monday, June 17 to Friday, June 21.
In Australia, Refugee Week is coordinated by the Refugee Council.
Image: Human Flow.
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