The Merger is a hilarious film that look at racism, fear and hope in a small Australian town and how it takes on the challenge bringing a sense of community back to the people who call the place home. In the tradition of The Castle and Ali’s Wedding the film tackles the problems that refugees and a struggling local Australian community faces as they confront the challenges of bringing people from all walks of life together to bring life back to their town.
The Merger is showing this Friday at the Regent Cinema in Murwillumbah to raise money for the Uki Refugee Project (URP). The URP helps advocate support for refugees through friendship visits, raising community awareness and offering friendship to people who have sought asylum in Australia.
One of the key areas they Uki Refugee Project works is facilitating friendship weekends for refugees and asylum seekers from Brisbane. They have around 30 people who come and stay in the community for these weekends that take place twice a year.
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