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Refugee Week: Welcome Film Festival

Performing arts

BRMC and CMY are proud to present the Ballarat Welcome Film Festival in Refugee Week 2019, screening The Merger and Hope Road.

The event will feature talks from some inspiring local individuals with powerful stories of their refugee experience. Ticket price is inclusive of both films and a selection of Nepalese tasters (vegetarian options available). All proceeds will be donated to the Ballarat Refugee and Asylum Seeker Support Network (BRASSN).

The Merger (M). A former star footballer turned social justice campaigner returns to his home town, and is persuaded to coach the struggling, local footy team. He recruits refugees to make up the numbers with hilarious results, but ultimately takes the community on a journey of change.

Hope Road (PG). A refugee from the Sudanese civil war, Zacharia (one of the ‘Lost Boys’ of Sudan) lives in Sydney with his wife and daughter. He desperately wants to do something for his former village, now in the newly created nation of South Sudan. His dream is to build a much-needed school, and he enlists the backing of numerous Australians who have raised sufficient funds to make a start on the project.


25 Barkly Street, Ballarat East, VIC 3350Get directions

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