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Deep Blue Sea Film National Tour - Hobart **BOOKED OUT
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
THIS SCREENING HAS BEEN BOOKED OUT.
While we may be able admit a few extras to the screening here and there (assuming some ticket holders do not show up at the door!), we have been overwhelmed by the number of people wanting to come along. Many thanks for your support.
Deep Blue Sea Film National Tour - OFFICIAL SCREENING
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is a film for everyone. Come along, and bring a friend who wouldn't normally watch a film about 'boat people'.
This is the film that Tony and Julia don’t want you to see. That’s why Jessie Taylor and her team are taking the film on a National Road Trip to 30 major cities around Australia, before hosting a screening for our politicians at Parliament House in Canberra on Monday 18th March 2013. And now, it’s coming to a city near you!
WHAT: Come and join us on the Deep Blue Sea Film National Tour in Hobart.
- Watch a screening of the documentary Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
- Engage in a Q&A with our guest speaker panel, including Greg Barns. Greg Barns is a barrister and writer. He practices in the areas of administrative law (including refugee law) and criminal law. Greg is immediate Past President of the Australian Lawyers Alliance. He is a columnist with the Hobart Mercury and writes for The Drum and The Age. In 2002 Greg was disendorsed by the Liberal Party because of his public criticism of the Party’s policies towards asylum seekers. Greg is the author of three books on Australian politics.
- Talk with representatives from Amnesty International - find out how you can help in your local community.
Let’s have a public discussion about asylum seekers and Australia.
WHEN: 6pm, Wednesday 13th March 2013
WHERE: Centenary Lecture Theatre, on campus at the University of Tasmania
REGISTER: Thanks to the generous support of Amnesty International, tickets to this event are either free or by small donation at the door. However, in order to help us prepare for numbers, please register your intended attendance by clicking the green 'REGISTER' button above and following the prompts.
Watch this space - more details to be confirmed soon!
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To check out the 30 cities we're going to on the Deep Blue Sea Film National Tour please visit: www.deepblueseafilm.com
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is a 52 minute documentary looking at the circumstances and decisions that lead someone to become a ‘boat person’.
When she was 9, Zainab’s parents made the heartbreaking decision to leave their home in northern Afghanistan. They set out on a journey across the globe, putting the fate of their family in the hands of strangers. Across borders, behind bars and onto a smuggler’s boat – the family chased freedom. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea tells Zainab’s story, and the story of many others who have trodden the same path.
Jessie Taylor and Ali Reza Sadiqi travelled across Indonesia and met with 250 asylum seekers in jails, detention centres and hostels. Through candid interviews, hidden camera footage and in the words of asylum seekers themselves, the story of the ‘refugee’ is told. What pushes people to leave home? What do they leave behind? What do they fear? Why did they choose this path? And what does it take to turn someone into a ‘boat person’?
Meet the human faces behind the most controversial issue of our time.
CLASSIFICATION: While the film does not contain explicit material parental guidance is advised.
Where will the money go?
This is a not for profit venture. Any money raised throughout the Deep Blue Sea Film National Tour whether through ticket sales, merchandise or otherwise will go back towards covering the cost of the National Tour. If there is any profit raised after the costs of the tour have been paid it will be directed to not for profit organisations that work with asylum seekers in Australia.
The Deep Blue Sea Film National Tour has been made possible thanks to the generous donations of 416 individual supporters to our crowdfunding campaign in October 2012: www.pozible.com/deepblueseafilm
For more information: www.deepblueseafilm.com
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Deep Blue Sea Team
The Deep Blue Sea team consists of the filmmakers Jessie Taylor, David Schmidt and Chris Kamen, assisted by an enthusiastic bunch of volunteers.