Film To Raise Funds For Ballina Region For Refugees

Sam Neill and Bryan Brown feature in the new highly acclaimed film, “Sweet Country”. This film has received excellent reviews and we are fortunate that it can be screened in Ballina as it is in limited release in Australia.

Sweet Country is a western based on real events and set in the Northern Territory in 1929.

The portrayal of injustice is a key theme in Sweet Country. “While the film is set in the 1920s, there is still much injustice shown today to Aboriginal people, to many parts of society and to asylum-seekers and refugees” said Gunela Astbrink, the President of Ballina Region for Refugees.

The opening night will be at 6.00pm for a 7.00pm start on Thursday, 1st March. Ballina Region for Refugees is honoured to be invited by the Ballina Fair Cinema to host this event as a major fundraiser.

The proceeds raised will contribute to providing respite homestays as well as assistance in legal, medical and education services for asylum-seekers and refugees.

There will be a welcome to country by an Aboriginal elder prior to the film screening.

Bookings can be made by emailing treasurer@ballinaregionforrefugees.org.au . Enquiries to either Trish 047708970864   or Rik 0416 276 518.

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