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The moving film Cast from the Storm will be part of a powerful double-bill raising funds for Uki Refugee Project at the Murwillumbah Regent Cinema this Friday.

The uplifting 72-minute documentary 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.

This isn’t your typical refugee film; it’s also a coming of age story, sharing the reality of what it means to be a teenager and a displaced person. It is the story of what comes after, and what it means to remake your home.

Also on the bill is the 25-minute documentary Resilience, which highlights the important work of the inclusive NGO organisation Symbiosis in helping Bangladeshi women fight their way out of poverty.

The documentary focuses on empowering women to be able to participate equally in Bangladesh society and shares aspects of these women’s lives.

The film was created by local resident Bryan McClelland, who will be present for a Q&A after the screening.

The show starts at 7pm Tickets are $15 and include a light supper.  They can be purchased at the cinema or online.

 


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