See ‘How I Became a Refugee’ at Rockdale Town Hall

Through the eyes of a child: A film still of 17-year-old Rubi Ni Chin who arrived in Western Australia with her family as refugees after fleeing war-torn Burma. Picture: Supplied
Through the eyes of a child: A film still of 17-year-old Rubi Ni Chin who arrived in Western Australia with her family as refugees after fleeing war-torn Burma. Picture: Supplied

Bayside Council will mark Refugee Week with a free screening of the award-winning documentary How I Became a Refugee.

It is one of two films being shown by Bayside Council during June which aim to share the share the reality of what it means to be a displaced person and inspire people to think differently about the way they view refugees.

An image from the film, How I Became a Refugee which is to screen at Rockdale Town Hall as part of Refugee Week.

An image from the film, How I Became a Refugee which is to screen at Rockdale Town Hall as part of Refugee Week.

How I Became a Refugee is an award-winning documentary produced by Marilyn Metta and Chris Gosfield.

The documentary film follows the extraordinary journey of a Burmese Chin refugee family who escaped religious persecution from the military government.

The family fled to Malaysia before being resettled in Perth, Western Australia.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the producer Marilyn Metta and local residents with refugee experiences.

The second film, Cast from the Storm, follows a group of ordinary teenagers with extraordinary stories to tell.

Cast from the Storm, follows a group of ordinary teenagers with extraordinary stories to tell.

Cast from the Storm, follows a group of ordinary teenagers with extraordinary stories to tell.

The film provides an insight into the lives and journeys of young people who have survived persecution in their home countries.

These resilient young people are determined to achieve their dreams and aspirations.

How I Became a Refugee will screen at Rockdale Town Hall, 448 Princes Highway on Wednesday, June 20 from 6pm to 8:30pm.

Cost is $10 (includes canapes). Register here.  

Cast from the Storm will screen at Hoyts Eastgardens, on Tuesday, June 19 at 10.30am.

Cost: Free Register here.

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