5 interweaving short films about Hobart’s refugees and new arrivals, and their struggle to belong.
Deng and his friends just want to have a good time, but Harley and his friends have other ideas. Afghani refugee Hayat braves Hobart’s city streets for first time but her sense of freedom and pride vanishes when a young man tries to rip off her hijab. Young Chinese student George has fallen in love with his best friend Wei, the only problem is that in his culture same sex love is forbidden. Dityah, a new arrival from Nepal, no longer wants to hide her relationship with Afghani refugee Mohammed, but Mohammed resists for fear of being disowned. Kevin has organized an apprenticeship for his son Craig, but Craig is a no show, sending Kevin into a rage that will ultimately push Craig into doing something that will trigger events that he could never foresee.
Our actions affect each other. How we behave defines the community we live in.
THREAD was created as part of a filmmaking program working with young refugees, new arrivals and young people born/raised in Australia. The stories in the films are fictional but based on real experiences shared by the participants.
Participants took part in the writing, production and acting – learning from and being mentored by some of Tasmania’s premiere filmmakers.
This work is not just important – it’s vital, engaging, entertaining and inspiring.
Thurs 21 Mar, 7pm
Moonah Arts Centre, Students Against Racism, MRC, Youth ARC, Claremont College, A Fairer World.
This project was assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts, the City of Hobart, Glenorch City Council and the Australian Government through the Regional Arts Fund