Film screening of HOPE ROAD (2017)- Meet the Director Tom Zubrycki
When : Friday Nov 3 @ 6pm
Where: St Mary's Performing Arts Centre, Queen st, Moruya
Entry by donation [ Raising funds for MEF & refugees]
Refreshments: delectable home cooked refreshments by donation. *Moroccan style mint tea will be served
One of Australia's foremost documentary makers - Tom Zubrycki - will be in Moruya on Friday for a special Q&A and screening of his stunning new film 'Hope Road'.
The documentary won critical plaudits at Sydney Film Festival and Melbourne International Film Festival.
'Hope Road' lifts the veil on what life can be like for a refugee caught between two worlds.
It follows the dream of Zacharia, a refugee from the Sudanese civil war. One of the ‘lost boys’ of Sudan Zacharia lives in Australia, with his partner and daughters.
Like many others who are forced to leave their homeland, Zacharia wants to give something back and improve the lives of people he left behind.
Zac's dream is to build a much-needed school in his home village, now part of the new nation of South Sudan.
For support he enlists the backing of an unlikely band of Aussie supporters who join him on a 40-day walk to fund raise for this venture.
But life disrupts the best-laid plans, and Zac has to draw on all his resources to keep his dream alive...
Don't miss this intimate and beautifully observed film, and the chance to talk with Tom Zubrycki about filmmaking in Australia today. And what drives his creativity and decades long passion for storytelling.
“Inspiring, eye-opening… a captivating and necessary contribution to our refugee debate from one of Australian cinema's most humane storytellers.” (Melbourne International Film Festival)
The project of building a school in Zac’s village is to improve access to education for the extremely disadvantaged children, primarily girls. The project has been managed and driven by South Sudan Orphan Education, a Sydney based NGO, formed in April 2007. The project is also supported by Rotary.