Film screening: Constance on the Edge

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 10:00 am — Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 12:00 pm

Location Riddell Theatre, Newcastle TAFE
RSVP Monday, 19 June 2017

As part of Refugee Week, please join us for a screening of the documentary film Constance on the Edge, followed by a Panel Discussion reflecting on regional resettlement in our region.

Eventbrite - Refugee Week Film Screening - Constance on the Edge

One family. Two wars. Three countries. What does it take to forge a new life far from home?

Filmed over 10 years, Constance on the Edge is an unflinchingly honest portrayal of one refugee family’s resettlement story in Australia.

Brave, lion-hearted, charismatic Constance, mother of six, confronts her painful past in war torn Sudan, and risks everything in Australia so her family can thrive.

Mary, Constance’s niece, finds it impossible to find a job. Vicky, her daughter, studies every morning from 4am, hoping to get into university. Charles, 23, is struggling with alienation and depression.

Constance on the Edge gets to the heart of a contemporary untold story about the courage and resilience it takes to build new lives. The film also highlights the important role communities play in encouraging a sense of welcoming, healing and belonging.

A second screening is being held on Wednesday 21 June at 5:30pm. Seating is limited, so registration is essential.

Light refreshments will be available after each screening.

These events are hosted by Northern Settlement Services, Newcastle Amnesty, Navitas English, TAFE NSW, Zara’s House and the University of Newcastle.