“Australia’s Oldest Living Cultures & Australia’s newest cultures”

A Community for Peace & Justice
You are warmly invited to a public meeting:

“Australia’s Oldest Living Cultures & Australia’s newest cultures”
featuring the film “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea”

12pm -1pm, Saturday 21st September at Kiama Pavilion (‘Saddleback room’ – downstairs),
2 Bong Bong Street, KIAMA (near KIAMA Station)

Come along to a meeting that spans Australia’s history, from Australia’s oldest living cultures to Australia’s newest cultures. Uncle Stephen Russell will share his knowledge of Australia’s oldest cultures and traditional practices of people from the Dharawal Country. We will also look at a story about Australia’s newest cultures: a story about refugees. This year Australians went to the elections and were told what to fear. Refugees. This meeting will look at the human faces behind the most controversial issues of our time and show a film that reveals what it takes to turn someone into a “boat person”.

Uncle Stephen Russell, a custodian of the Dharawal Country, teaches Aboriginal culture in primary and high schools and gives speeches at university for Reconciliation Day and NAIDOC week.

He will be followed by the film “Between the Devil andthe Deep Blue Sea”. In this documentary, the film-makers travelled across Indonesia and met with 250 asylum seekers in jails, detention centres and hostels. Through candid interviews, hidden camera footage and in the words of asylum seekers themselves, the story of the “refugee” is told. What pushes people to leave home? What do they leave behind? What do they fear? And what does it take to turn someone into a “boat person”? Meet the human faces behind the most controversial issues of our time.

Directions: From Kiama train station, walk down Railway St, turn left onto Bong Bong St, go to the end, and there is parking at Kiama Pavilion next to the meeting room.

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