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We are pretty excited about these new films that are making their way to audiences and for your teaching in 2017 !

The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe

The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe is an inspirational documentary, celebrating the remarkable resilience and spirit of four African Australian women from Eritrea, Kenya, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Aminata, Rosemary, Yordy and Yarrie all fled violence and sexual abuse in their homelands, eventually finding a safe haven in Australia.

africanladiestroupe.com 

Cast From the Storm

Cast from the Storm tells the tender story of a group of teenage refugees who share their extraordinary stories when they join Treehouse Theatre, an after-school theatre group. A coming of age story, this uplifting documentary shares the reality of what it means to be a teenager and a displaced person. This is the story of what comes after, and what it means to remake your home.

castfromthestorm.com 

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.

Schools screening 7th March 2017 at Riverside Theatres Parramatta 

constanceontheedge.com 

The Opposition

THE OPPOSITION delves deep into the David-and-Goliath battle over a slice of Papua New Guinean paradise. The Opposition asks how we can ethically build sustainable business in developing countries. The story is told through Joe Moses, leader of the Paga Hill settlement, who must save his 3,000 people before they are evicted. Battling it out in the courts, Joe may find his community replaced with a five star hotel and marina.

theoppositionfilm.com 

Whiteley

Whiteley is a visual journey into the life and legacy of one of Australia’s most celebrated artists, Brett Whiteley. Through archive, drama and visual effects, this raw and intimate film shows Whiteley’s driving passion to express himself through his art.

Australian Premiere 9 February 2017 

Zach's Ceremony

Growing up isn’t easy, especially for Zach who is rapidly making the transition from boyhood to manhood, in both the modern world and his ancient culture. Pressures from his loving, but staunch father, the temptations of city life and the ever present spectre of racism all take their toll. Ultimately Zach must embrace the traditions and knowledge of his ancestors and awaken the warrior within.

Schools screening 2nd June 2017 at Riverside Theatres Parramatta 

zachsceremony.com 

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